LinkedIn, eHarmony passwords leaked online
Adam Levin on whether you should be concerned about your account
- Duration 8:49
- Date Jun 8, 2012
Adam Levin on whether you should be concerned about your account
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-- I don't know if any of you were on Linkedin or harmony.
At harmony is is that the one where you'd like it matched up with people like me -- and I've been married for salon I can't remember.
Anyway they had a huge -- breach and here at News Corp.
properties which Fox News channels -- my knees were.
We got a corporate email saying you know you might want to check your passwords.
Not only are they vulnerable they could have been reached today change them especially if you have one password for one thing.
And like me just keep using the same one did you don't wanna -- -- -- a -- of numbers and letters whenever.
And you had to change everything yesterday and this guy is now a superhero.
Adam -- -- -- identity theft 911 can even tell us the step for awhile and now the nightmare has come true what went wrong yesterday what happened.
Well first votes are I didn't bring my cape and tights today -- -- -- What happened is that that access.
Unauthorized access was made.
First it linked in a few days later he harmonies and it FM about common -- -- passwords now that seems to be.
The the point of interest for a lot of hackers is now and -- they published these passwords on a Russian -- site.
They said and nobody's too clear how much information they have -- addition to the passwords have been that there was additional count information but no one really knows what that -- -- information what are they looking for what they do that.
As you mentioned earlier people do have this tendency to use a -- were uniformly throw up their accounts a kind so therefore if if you can get someone's password.
And begin to add it to other information that you may have about them.
All of a sudden it makes it bank account you can get if that really difficult to deal it's not that unfortunately it's not that difficult to do anymore because we are so connected.
And there -- so much information about so many people out there.
That you can more easily connect the dots today than ever before.
Is there aren't connection between the hacking of Linkedin and.
No -- sure but it sure feels like it is to have all of these past -- suddenly show up and different Russian hacker sites.
Because you never know if they're loosely connected or there -- some kind of relationship you just don't know.
You know -- they have -- is greater now.
These ratings would be -- -- in your password to get like one eliminated smiley face if you give a really -- -- and if you give a strong password.
The guy's face turns green and -- all happy and whatever.
-- I never really get to see that though I think.
-- -- I create first a strong password what -- what are some of the things I need to do to protect.
What what you don't want to do is is create passwords that are.
Decipher -- Like what birth dates and names of different people and your family things that anyone who might even vaguely know you or be able to get from you and quizzes on social networking sites or firm plans.
-- wanna do that you wanna create strong -- a strong passwords are alphanumeric.
Which means that there are some letters.
There are some numbers there is upper case lower case punctuation marks and sometimes you use -- symbol.
Like a dollar sign instead of an -- Or -- zero instead of an -- So you gotta have tonight.
And zero instead of -- now yeah so when you're if you're typing in the word mob you wouldn't use the now.
Right you you have these zero B or something like this if you happen to see somebody's password although usually when you're typing in and -- little.
Block comes -- but if you happen to you you can't tell if that's the capital over and it might take you minute to -- -- now.
Support again anything that you can do that make it makes it more difficult decipher these things really the better because remember it.
Everything -- has to do with your identity is your -- you are the professional manager of your identity.
Just like you would hope that somebody were professionally -- your investments and as a result it's your responsibility to build it.
Nurture it manage it and protect it is -- somebody looking out for us in case we don't do well.
Well there there and there are a number of people having Consumer Financial Protection Bureau there -- that threats after the finance -- before the fact for what happen.
What -- really -- -- -- think of it like it is 33 things one you have to minimize your risk of exposure.
You know everything from shredding and making sure that you have security soft for -- new computer.
And your Smartphone you know people look at a Smartphone as communication device its actually -- data storage device.
So you need to password protected and have it -- felt was not so -- people keep their passwords up.
Yes have huge mistake if -- were really protected yourself.
Can sort of falls in the wrong hands if it's easy to get him you have a lot of trouble for -- life is.
-- your contacts and there isn't -- -- look in my ear yeah.
Sorry and we love her but so you got to minimize your risk of exposure you have to monitor.
Handing -- to have damage control OK so.
Gmail Amazon PayPal the PayPal places where we shop.
We have passwords everywhere the biggest places that they mean it if I buy a book on Amazon and I also use PayPal I -- the same password.
I'm not you should you should try didn't XML security symbol -- Just because it's secure doesn't mean that somewhere along the way you're not gonna do something silly.
That gives information.
For instance you just you have let's say of a phone that's not password protected and you leave it somewhere.
Or you're taking a quiz on on a social networking site and give -- to inform our people give away too much and.
I I don't know I -- those -- all the time.
Who say -- -- in case you forget your password -- It's security questions are important the only problem is don't necessarily make the answer to the security question logical that says what's your Madd mother's maiden name of security question.
But why not.
-- they wouldn't know if you're -- how many people really don't use the right birthplace.
That's why I had an effect people shouldn't use the right birthday to graduate them Wiki -- -- you're in trouble that's.
But but again you you need to mix it up and remember you are your audience of one you -- present commuter estimated that really mean is one of those times were really.
Little white like you think you.
You know -- -- mother's maiden name Superman.
Who's gonna know not on me -- well -- they know many things about that in my -- anyway.
The idea here.
But there there's so many you know they're they're things people like they they get a suspicious email and for some reason they they actually click on it or they click on an attachment.
Or they allow it to take them to a site that doesn't seem familiar all right so after yesterday's announcement you'd think -- some things we need to do one change your password immediately.
-- you should change your password immediately.
Make it strong.
Then you should also reflect upon where else you have passwords and other accounts and change them generally the first pass where you should change.
Is your email password because what happens is confirmations of all changes.
And in fact receipts for many things you do in your life all come back to your email.
So someone sitting over your shoulder watching if they're gathering together a profile anchor in the past where.
I you know some people change and monthly some people change -- quarterly.
Some people -- -- makes up you know one number changing name do that stay alert very important stay alert if you see anything suspicious.
You know do.
Do something about it.
They delete it if need be.
Also if you think that you have in fact there were linked in tells you you have a problem or.
Or all your friends.
And then keep mind a few things never give away too much information to people you don't know.
Even if it's a dating site you don't need to tell me your entire life story early on.
That that's very important the second.
I love in the heights and we you always you know been the love therapist I think but now -- But it in addition of that what you need to do is like if someone says send me money you know one of these dating sites and you know they're trying to pull you -- I gave them they had to forget about Garland or you know I I really wanna come and visit you just wire me some money.
Don't do it and if someone says listen I'm gonna send you -- -- -- -- -- -- you -- -- -- take a -- for -- -- sent -- the rest.
Don't do it didn't address -- you'll be sending them in your money.
And you'll not be being -- -- their money it.
I actually talking all day about the theft because I think that there are a lot of us were vulnerable and we don't even know it -- -- identity -- 911 come back and see if.
And I -- -- 9/11.
On Twitter if you want to treat him later.
Good to --