Good user account practice should therefore involve use of unique passwords between websites.” Javvad Malik, Security Advocate at “I’m still getting my head around the extent of the Adult Friend Finder hack.But for all intents and purposes, it looks as if security wasn’t even an afterthought.If true, the mastermind behind that idea should probably be feeling very uneasy about their future job prospects right now.Worse, however, is the choice of passwords seemingly picked by those who signed up for an account.In February, Friend Finder Networks said Adult Friend Finder had more than 60 million users.
Some websites already do this but more need to step up and help those people who still do not understand the need for password sense.
This event also marks the second time Friend Finder has been breached “Unfortunately many businesses simply do not learn their lesson and by failing to implement proper cyber security controls repeatedly place the privacy of users at risk.
By storing passwords in clear text or insecure formats, companies render even complex passwords useless.
Companies need to start putting in measures to stop these passwords being used.
We have the lists, they have the lists, it’s a simple lookup.