I remember Anna Kournikova.
Brain. No, it’s not some Skynet AI drone, nor is it the blob that was always out to get the Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles. It is the name of the first PC virus, dating back to 1986. The two Pakistani brothers, Basit and Amjad Farooq Alvi, who wrote it did not have malicious intentions: they simply wanted to scare people running …
It's tough to get serious about security when one director uses the names of her children as passwords, the chairman uses his home address (also used as password for the company credit cards!) and a senior programmer uses his favourite football team. Cloud CRM and accounts solutions are used without asking the IT dept for an opinion, let alone a security audit, and they use the same terrible passwords as usual.
It's only a matter of time before the whole lot is posted on pastebin and I'm fed up trying to tell them how to improve so now I'm looking forward to saying I informed them thusly.
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