This weekend, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of the world s largest social site Facebook , showed us just how important a strong password is after having his Twitter and Pinterest accounts hacked by a group known as OurMine.
Celebrities, CEOs and world leaders are all major targets for hackers, but Zuckerberg basically invited the attack by allegedly using a six character password which featured all of two unique characters — dadada.
The hack leads all the way back to a 2012 LinkedIn breach that saw more than six million passwords stolen; Zuckerberg s seems to have been one of them.
In major breaches such as this, the recommended protocol is to change not only the password on the site that s been breached, but any other site that uses the same password.
Ideally, you d use a password manager and a unique password on each site you visit, but hey, we get it, the Warrior s are playing and ain t nobody got time for that.
What s not exactly confidence inspiring is the fact Zuckerberg is responsible for securing over 1.5 billion Facebook accounts and can t be bothered to use a password stronger than most of our first words as an infant.