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Using Strong Passwords to Protect Your System from Orson Welles

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 22, 2013 8:38:00 AM

By James Hanback

I know. I know. You've heard it a jillion times. Every time an activist, prankster, or malicious attacker breaks into a high-profile system, the public is treated to a litany of (sometimes conflicting) advice about steps the victim could have taken that would have prevented it from happening. Most recently, a Montana television station hit the news after someone apparently guessed the password to the station's Emergency Alert System (EAS) device and managed to broadcast an alert that might remind horror movies buffs of a scene from the old George Romero film Night of the Living Dead. "Civil authorities in your area have reported that the bodies of the dead are rising from their graves and attacking the living," the prankster stated over the air.

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