The Real Lessons of Gawker’s Security Mess

Detailed analysis of the Gawker fiasco by Daniel Kennedy:

On November 11, Nick Denton received a notice that he had set up a new username and password at Gawker chat rooms. Because he knew he did not request this, and also had been told by someone else that he had been logged into Campfire (but also knew he had not), he asked members of his team to investigate. He did not however bother to change any of his other accounts that used the same password as his Campfire account.

Monday, 13 December 2010