In “Ex-FBI Cyber Sleuth: DNC and Clinton Campaign Hack Part of a Pattern” (Forbes, 30 July 2016), Forbes contributor Richard Behar and Milan Patel discuss state-sponsored hacking, the FBI’s investigation into the DNC hack, and advice to journalists about relying on Wikileaks documents, among other topics.
On the topic of poor password hygiene, Milan notes that, “Many hacks happen due to poor password hygiene by employees and how employees share passwords. Not using a second channel for passwords could give hackers access to more data then they already have access to. For example, if you encrypt an MS Word document and then email it, you should text the password to the recipient or even call rather than email it. Also, using the same password for multiple accounts, using easy-to-guess passwords, or saving them on the desktop of the computer can decrease the amount of time and skills a hacker needs to fully “own” a network and its assets.”
Read the full article in Forbes.