Palin email "hack" underscores need for stronger authentication

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User names and passwords aren't secure, and momentum continues to build across the industry to solve this problem in a manageable way.

Last week we saw the kind of email hack of a prominent public figure -- vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin -- that many of us in the security industry saw coming for some time. According to media reports, a student in Tennessee allegedly “socially engineered” the password re-set on Palin's ...

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