Source: Security News Daily
by Leslie Meredith
In this article “June has already been a bad month for getting hacked. Professional networking site LinkedIn, dating site eHarmony and streaming radio site Last.fm all reported the theft of users’ passwords, involving about 8 million accounts altogether.
If it hasn’t happened to you already, your chances of having a password stolen in the future are high, but there are new tricks to keep an account safe even if hackers do get your password data.
All three companies advised their customers to change their passwords — LinkedIn went so far as to disable compromised accounts, forcing users to create new passwords — but that isn’t enough. Because attackers have new strategies, many companies have responded with better protection methods. Combined, these two factors have changed what it takes to make a safe password.”