OT-ish: WARNING! Old news but still massive.....

Grazie wrote on 10/30/2013, 3:24 AM
NBC: "Adobe: Hacker attack much bigger than previously disclosed"Hmmm...

BOSTON Adobe Systems Inc. said on Tuesday that the scope of a cyber-security breach disclosed nearly a month ago was far bigger than initially reported, with attackers obtaining data on more than 38 million customer accounts.

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PeterDuke wrote on 10/30/2013, 8:40 AM
Uh! Oh!

I have bought stuff from Adobe! :(

(No cloud though.)
robwood wrote on 10/30/2013, 10:45 AM
Uh! Oh! I have bought stuff from Adobe! :( (No cloud though.) -PeterDuke

just change your password.
TheHappyFriar wrote on 10/30/2013, 11:15 AM
and your name, SSN, bank account #, cc#, pet's name, place of birth, first car, mothers maiden name... you know, everything you gave that that other companies use as proof of who you are to let you in to their secure servers. ;)
John Lewis wrote on 10/30/2013, 12:58 PM
I used my CC 18months ago
Today i cancelled it just in case
riredale wrote on 10/30/2013, 1:05 PM
By the way, I read somewhere that on many websites your password is only as good as the answers to the special questions ("what was your first car?"). And usually those answers are very easy to guess. Lots of people have been hacked this way.

So what I do is put in a default nonsensical password as answers for those questions. For example: "What was your first car?" Answer: "1swordfish." I use the same password for all the questions just to make things simple. But if the website won't accept the same password, I increment them--2swordfish, 3swordfish, and so on.

This means that no one is going to be able to sneak in by guessing, yet it will be easy for me to remember the correct answers in the future.
earthrisers wrote on 10/30/2013, 1:39 PM
Good idea, Riredale
wwjd wrote on 10/30/2013, 1:43 PM
I'm with riredale... the secret question and answer dont have to match reality
Q: "what is your first pet's name?" A: allyourbasearebelongtous
Grazie wrote on 10/30/2013, 2:15 PM
or even: whatwasyourfirstpetsname.