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Adobe Hacked

PCMag reported yesterday that Adobe was hacked and data of million customers stolen.

If you missed the news, here's the link where I found out about it. This justify that you are NOT completely safe when you're connected online whether a small or big company's like Adobe, Twitter, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Oracle. It's just a matter of time. I always shared to my boss and friends in the security/network industry, SECURITY is NOT a PRODUCT it's a PROCESS.

As customer of Adobe using their cloud service. Today, I received an email from Adobe asking me to update my password.

Here's an excerpt from the email.
Title: Important Customer Security Alert 
"We recently discovered that attackers illegally entered our network. The attackers may have obtained access to your Adobe ID and encrypted password. We currently have no indication that there has been unauthorized activity on your account. If you have placed an order with us, information such as your name, encrypted payment card number, and card expiration date also may have been accessed. We do not believe any decrypted card numbers were removed from our systems.

To prevent unauthorized access to your account, we have reset your password. Please visit www.adobe.com/go/passwordreset to create a new password. We recommend that you also change your password on any website where you use the same user ID or password. As always, please be cautious when responding to any email seeking your personal information.

and continue ... "

I think it's about time for Adobe to implement a two-factor authentication to minimize risk of customers account information.
Here's some related articles I posted in the past regarding two-factor authentication.:
http://www.whaddya.com/2013/04/wordpress-two-factor-authentication.html
http://www.whaddya.com/2012/08/securing-your-gmail-using-two-factor.html
http://www.whaddya.com/2013/05/step-up-your-godaddy-account-security.html
http://www.whaddya.com/2011/10/gmail-security-two-factor.html
http://www.whaddya.com/2009/01/namecom-offers-two-factor.html

Be safe, change your password every 90 days especially if you're not using a two-factor authentication. I hope my banks will apply this extra security soon.



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