ECCU Blog

by Jac La Tour

I may be Ministry Banking Guy, but I’m not Banking Security Guy. That title would rightly belong to information systems expert Alan Weisenberger. So I asked him to write this post because this issue is so timely and important.—MBG

The buzz in the information security world this past week sounds like something straight from the Cooking Channel. Data breaches at four major websites including LinkedIn, eHarmony, music sharing site Last.fm, and gaming site League of Legends have resulted in millions of passwords being compromised. The common element is that “hashed” passwords that weren’t “salted” were stolen from their databases and posted on the internet. Say what? [read more]