Video nasty

Today I watched a computerphile video that scared the living crap out of me.

As a result of this video, I’ve come home and changed the root, the system, the user, and the backup passwords on everything I own, even though they were already ‘secure’ by most standards of IT security.

Then I changed the passwords on all of my webservices.

If watching this video doesn’t have the same effect on you – that you immediately change your Amazon, email, eBay and any other webservice password – then you need to have a word with yourself.

Really.

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2 Responses to Video nasty

  1. Masher says:

    I wonder if it’s possible to change my mother’s maiden name by deed poll.

  2. Caroline J says:

    Interesting stuff, but I’m reassured that my passwords are relatively safe for now 🙂