Major Mac flaw spills your passwords – Jun. 18, 2015


If you are a basketball fan, you are probably familiar with “Hack a Shaq”.  What does that have to do with this post?  Nothing really, except I am gonna tell you about “Hack a Mac” and other password breaches.  Saw today that Apple’s Keychain software can be hacked.  Why is it important to tell you this now?  On a Friday afternoon?

Because earlier this week, LastPass password manager got hacked, and exposed several million user’s passwords to hackers.  Again, so what?  Not like I use LastPass or a Mac.

Well, the reason is if hackers can hack highly encrypted password managers that probably randomly cycle through cypher keys (like I used to cycle through Coke Black) they can probably hack into your computer or personal passwords that most likely have not been changed in months, or years, if ever.  And yes, I am guilty of the same thing.  Why is that important?  They hack in, take your money and identity and anything else they want, and they they disappear with it.  You might not even realize it for a while.

So take a look at the three articles linked below, and consider taking some time pretty soon to change your passwords.

And you may want to set a schedule and a method to change your password every 3 months or 5,000 websites, just like you do with your oil.

So read on, and share your thoughts on this topic if you want.

Major Mac flaw spills your passwords – Jun. 18, 2015.

LastPass manager hacked

LastPass warns of data breach

LastPass Security Notice

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One thought on “Major Mac flaw spills your passwords – Jun. 18, 2015

  1. Reblogged this on MDE Canvas Support and commented:

    I posted this on another one of my blogs, but it is important enough for you to go read. Many schools use Macs, and need to be aware of this.

    Additionally, as school gets ready to crank back up in August, you will have students trying to hack things, or in some cases, doing so successfully.

    So check this out and think about ways you can ensure your data security by changing your passwords and password creation schemes often.

    Craig

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