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Another Data Breach

Postby darkguy2 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 4:19 pm

Looks like their was another data breach. This time it is Kickstarter. I wonder how long it will take for websites to figure out that you should be proactive instead of reactive to security. It is only a minor annoyance to me since I do not have financial info on the site so I used my low security password. So the other accounts that can be accessed with it are of no threat to me. But that does not mean that sites that do have my sensitive info are any safer.
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Postby MemberSince99 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:47 pm

I don't know if you work in the corporate world, but security costs money, after a point. Money is what the corporate world is all about - period. Anyone who says otherwise is demented or lying. So you have your CFO who is like a miser with every penny because he must meet Wall Street's ever increasing demands, and just as importantly, get his lavish bonus, and you are trying to explain to him that while nothing has happened YET it could and it will cost money to take measures against what MIGHT happen, and you just lost him because Wall Street doesn't much care about problems that "might" happen they care if you returned every penny to the shareholders they feel they deserve. Until you hit the iceberg so to speak, it's very difficult to get these financial people on board with preventing a problem that might occur. It's just human nature in combination with economic system we have.

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Postby djrez4 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:21 pm

Great. I think I use my low-security password on Kickstarter, but changed some other passwords, just in case.

At least Kickstarter stored the passwords in an encrypted database...
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