Passwords 101

The Dutch authorities have confirmed that a Dutch ‘ethical hacker’ managed to access President Donald Trump’s Twitter account in October.

The security research revealed screenshots of the President’s Twitter account, and he states that it only took 4 attempts to guess the password.

For a long time, I have been recommending the use of a password manager (I use LastPass partly for its ‘zero knowledge’ approach to encryption, but others are available too) but even if you don’t, please ensure (through your policies and controls) that the passwords are not easily guessable.

This really should form part of your UK GDPR compliance, and the National Cyber Security Centre (“NCSC”) has a really helpful guide and a good infographic available here.

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