The UX Booth, a neat new usability site, has an excellent article that could help so many users if they see, so I’d like to point my readers there: How To Pick Passwords That Protect Your Online Experience.
Since the phishing incident at Twitter that I recently wrote about, another issue happened this week where a hacker was able to use a dictionary cracker to get inside Twitter’s back-end, and he promptly started messing with celebrity users accounts, naturally posting the most immature tweets his feeble brain could come up with. The culprit was one employee who had used a dictionary word without altering it in any way. Ironically, the word was “happiness.”
This is a huge problem, as we all have a ton of passwords and it’s hard to keep track of them. I am going to investigate the product mentioned in the article above, called 1Password as a way to help me keep track of passwords so I can use unique ones and protect myself.
Hackers are STUPID… users don’t have to be! Please share the UXBooth article with your friends, coworkers and family members. It’s important!!