Passwords Don’t Pass Muster

Today’s Philadelphia Inquirer, in an article by staff writer John Timpane, wrote that 233 million people suddenly are asking themselves, “Can any password ever be strong enough?” That’s how many eBay customers have been urged by the e-commerce giant to change their passwords to “good, secure” ones following a hacking incident that compromised many accounts. Tom Kellermann, CSO for TrendMicro, careful not to take away from security efforts by companies like eBay, told the Inquirer that “any site that handles the personal information of hundreds of millions of people has to be working harder to protect that information.”  He said that, for as little as $1,000, any individual can lease software that would break through the security systems of most major websites.  In the end, he said, passwords are simply not enough.

Kellermann will be presenting at the upcoming NetDiligence Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum on June 12 and 13 in Philadelphia.  Space is filling up fast so now is the time to register!