Usernames alone can give hackers a wealth of phishing data

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Usernames alone can give hackers a wealth of phishing data.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/02/MudiBD.jpg[/newsimage]When we think of phishing attacks and hacked user accounts, it’s usually weak passwords that are at the root of the vulnerability. Soon, however, your usernames could actually be the key that cybercriminals use as the basis for staging phishing attacks. 


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/usernames-alone-can-give-hackers-a-wealth-of-phishing-data-39750/](http://www.myce.com/news/usernames-alone-can-give-hackers-a-wealth-of-phishing-data-39750/)


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Soon, however, your usernames could actually be the key that cybercriminals use as the basis for staging phishing attacks.

That is why we use alias not your real name … that is a no brainer :doh:…and making a password with letter and numbers and symbols makes for better security…:cop:


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Yet another reason to make your Facebook profile private…


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There is no way to stop hackers and cyber-criminals, all you can do is slow them down, not even security researchers/experts can stop them.

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/020711-anonymous-hacktivist-hell.html

Course changing your user name and/or password ever few days may help, but who of us are willing to take such drastic measures :confused: as for me I never use those social networks :Z myself :slight_smile:

[B]SJ[/B]


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@StormJumper we covered that story here as well: http://www.myce.com/news/anonymous-hacks-website-exposes-emails-of-security-company-39767/

The key part of that story is that this company HBGary appears to not be a very knowledgeable “Security” firm. They had numerous well known vulnerabilities and bad security practices in place on their own systems.


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[QUOTE=Blu-rayFreak;2574067]@StormJumper we covered that story here as well: http://www.myce.com/news/anonymous-hacks-website-exposes-emails-of-security-company-39767/

The key part of that story is that this company HBGary appears to not be a very knowledgeable “Security” firm. They had numerous well known vulnerabilities and bad security practices in place on their own systems.[/QUOTE]

Ah yes but HBGary is not the only one to have such break-in look at NYSE and even government website around the world, I’m sure they have very in depth security measures in place but yet they too get accessed daily :iagree:

[B]SJ[/B]