July: The Dog Days Of Password Hacking
Hacking is certainly an ongoing phenomenon in this day and age. But, the month of July has been marked by an impressive number of high-profile password thefts. The details vary somewhat among the different incidents. In some cases, even obvious, good-faith efforts for good security were insufficient to keep the bad guys at bay. In each case, the impacted organization gave the same song and dance, calling upon its account holders to change passwords and to select those passwords carefully. Please feel free to sing along, when you know the words.