Everyday we hear of a new major paasword leak or security breach exposing our most cherished passwords as well as our personal data.
This time Sophos has reported that the redhot social media service LinkedIn was the target along with 6.5 million of their over 150 million users.
The perpetrators in this instance have identified as “Internet hackers”. The company is suggesting users chage their passwords immediately or as soon as possible. But, the horses are already out of the stable. If you use thesame password on other sites change those too anddon’t do that again.
LinkedIn has yet to officially comment on this breach chosing only to mention it in a Twitter feed.
To me this day is the real memorial day. Enormous props and thanks are due all the brave men that stormed the beaches of Normandy in 1944, especiallty those that laid it down and left it there. These brave men looked into the face of death and didn’t flinch. I don’t know how you or I could have or would have handled that challenge. All thankfs to those alive and dead we don’t have to know.
My dad, now past, was one of the veterans of that conflict. He survived it but lived the remainder of his life with a metal plate in his head. He seldom talked about his impressions or the the rawness of that experience but I always knew and understood there was deep trauma and unspoken lost involved so I never pushed the issue. Again, thanks for looking out!