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Don't use your professional password for registration on personal web sites

posted Aug 21, 2009, 8:18 AM by Francois Tricot   [ updated Feb 21, 2011, 8:37 AM ]
Recently, a Twitter founder discovered some of its company documents (meeting notes, strategy, charts...) on the net.
As he was using the same password across several services, it has been easy for the hacker to get access to several of its professional and personal accounts.

The web is giving us more and more services, for professional use (Google Mail, Quickbase) and for personal use (Facebook, Twitter, online shops, private email...).

I know that having to remember multiple passwords (Windows, GMail, JDE, VDoc, Galaxy...) and multiple pin codes (Visa, Phone...) is a pain, however, I'd like to highlight the importance of not using the same passwords everywhere.

At Ceva, with My Identity, we synchronize several passwords to help you remember just one, please 1) don't make this one too easy to guess (using names or your birth date) 2) Don't use the same for other services on the web.

Please take time to change your passwords if they are not known by others or if you use the same for non Ceva services.