eWeek June 19, 2012 June 25, 2012,
Volume 172, Issue 4
"June has been a bad month for data breaches, and the month is only half over. Over the last two weeks or so, the industry has seen the business social networking site LinkedIn get hacked and some 6.45 million hashed but unsalted passwords posted on a Russian Web forum. Soon after, the online dating site eHarmony suffered a similar incident, with about 1.5 passwords stolen and posted on a similar Web forum. Streaming music site last.FM reported another incident in which 2.5 million passwords were put at risk. Blame certainly can be targeted at the Websites themselves, but the incidents also should serve as a reminder to users of the importance of good password practices..."