We all know that LinkedIn was hacked and lost at least 6.5 million hashed passwords, or at least that’s how many were was posted. Besides changing passwords, is anyone thinking about their LinkedIn lock-down/security settings? What about other social media? See further below instructions for locking down LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
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On 4/13/11, WordPress announced it suffered a root-level hack of their servers and that “anything on those servers could have been revealed.”
Nothing is said about WHEN the hack occurred. From experience, I can tell you that you generally don’t announce a security incident until you’ve investigated it thoroughly, and that can take at least a day, sometimes more, depending on whether you have experts in-house or can get them in a hurry.
This attack directly affects only blogs or accounts hosted by WordPress (in other words, your blog URL ends with “wordpress.com”. If you host your own WordPress blog, you are indirectly affected. How? Since WordPress source code may have been compromised, attackers may be combing through it to find vulnerabilities that will allow them to attack any blog running WordPress, regardless of where it’s hosted.
If you have a blog or account that is hosted at wordpress.com, at least do the following immediately:
I find it interesting that many of us spend a lot of time on in virtual relationships.
We live and share on blogs, forums, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and the like, learning about various subjects, getting to know others better, and building relationships (currently called friends, connections, followers, or contacts).
Many of the people we relate to over the Internet are people who are quite distant from us, who we seldom or never see, and whose gender and age are sometimes vastly different from what they represent.