BlackPOS breach

So here is a story about the recent MASSIVE thefts at Target Neiman Marcus and other retailers.

What is by far the most scary is this line,
“…said it was possible for Target and Neiman Marcus to be hacked after the software tried several easy passwords to remotely hack the stores’ registers, and added that the malware, called BlackPOS..”

We are finding out the breach occurred because of poor Security practices! Easily guessed or worse, standard passwords at the gates!

This is totally unacceptable and, in my opinion, everyone involved from the top to bottom of these IT chains should be fired and also be part of any litigation directed at the companies.

You know you hear it from me and just about everyone else: use complex Usernames and especially passwords. NEVER use a default username or password. Never use the same password for different accounts.

So I’ll say this again to everyone. Please change your passwords to something complex (that includes Upper and lower case letters, numbers AND symbols) and do NOT use that same password for different accounts.

Well that is all. Peace out.

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