Tag: David Kirkpatrick

Fortune Contributor “Victim” of WiFi Hack?

Or simple foolishness.

I read this article from David Kirkpatrick over at FORTUNE, and got to thinking. What the heck is wrong with this scenario? Then it hit me.

If you keep your double super-dooper secret passwords in a Word document, on an shared access or otherwise unprotected part of your hard drive, you are begging to get hacked. And that is regardless of whether you sneak access to someone else’s unsecure wireless access point.

Next time, why don’t you put the passwords in a text file – then Linux users without OpenOffice can see them too.

For those of you who understood the sarcasm, please don’t store your passwords like this.