LinkedIn and eHarmony Hacked!

If you have an account at LinkedIn or eHarmony you should immediately change your password.

It was announced on Wednesday June 6, 2012 that over 6.5 – 8 million passwords have potentially been compromised from LinkedIn and eHarmony. In pondering this danger, it becomes apparent that many people still use the same passwords over and over again. So any site that uses email as a username (as LinkedIn does) with the same password you have used for LinkedIn is also at risk of being hacked into.

I have always advocated to our clientele, my friends and family to change your passwords often and to never use the same login credentials twice. I know it is really hard to put into practice, but let this be a warning and insight into the potential perils in doing so. If it is too hard for you to remember your passwords, there are several Single Sign-On (SSO) programs available that can help you manage your logins. As a matter fact, Raven Cloud Computing is currently working on our own Single Sign-On solution for our clientele. We are in development now and expect to release the SSO solution sometime in the third quarter (Q3) of this year.

At the very minimum, if you are still having trouble managing your logins and passwords, try to pick a couple of passwords and group them to login types. For Example, don’t use the same login credentials for your email as you would for your banking. But again – I will advise you to use a different password for each of your login accounts, period.

If you would like, we provide a Free Technical Assessment, this can be beneficial to new and startup companies that are not sure where to start. You can always find our cloud and hosted services in the right column of this page or by simply going to our website at Raven Cloud Computing

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About Barry Bestpitch

Barry Bestpitch has helped a wide range of businesses launch, re-brand, and flourish. Barry has worked in various business development , marketing positions and executive staff positions, he is experienced in all media and in small and large scale marketing. He is strong at writing business plans and proposals as well as aiding with your funding search. Barry has acted as a coach and mentor to many business owners and executives.

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