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17 Januari 2012

my experience


Zappos hacking

Posted: 16 Jan 2012 09:24 PM PST

Zappos, Amazon-owned shoe and clothing retailer, said more than 24 million accounts of its customers has been compromised.


Hackers were able to gain access to the Zappos name, e-mail address, address, telephone number, last four digits of credit card numbers and passwords secret scrambled.


Zappos reset passwords for all affected accounts and informing customers now with instructions on how to create a new password.


"We spent more than 12 years building our reputation, brand and trust of our customers," Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh said in a communication to employees. "It's painful to us to see how many steps back, because of one incident."


Zappos is based in Las Vegas and is owned by Seattle-based Amazon.com Inc.


Zappos customers may be able to catch up to your user account on the shoe dealer soon, but the real danger lies in what other major web accounts carry similar information.


Too many people use the same password for most of our on-line registration. It can be difficult to juggle dozens of different passwords for accounts.


But Zappos break is a good example of how dangerous it can be.


Using traces emitted Zappos accounts; hackers can now enough clues for the user to access e-mail or other important accounts.


So while Zappos passwords can still be relatively safe, all other information gives the keys to the user password. This information can also be used to answer a set of weak security questions correctly.


It is therefore to provide the same password for something important, such as online banking and a single vendor as Zappos is very dangerous.


Good tip: Create passwords that are garbage characters on sites that have not everyday use. If, say, you can shop at Macys.com once a year, does these account passwords as keys tied to daily destinations such as e-mail or online banking.


It will not be a password; you can have in mind, but when you log in page, simply click on the button to reset the password and link by e-mail to you.


Doing things this way means that all of these accounts will always be as safe as e-mail, which should be a password, unlike all the others.


You can be totally safe on the Internet, but these tips should go a long way to keep safe.


One thing is certain: If you Zappos customer, to ensure that the account now and change your password on other sites that use similar passwords.


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