3 Great Lessons You Can Learn From The Account Hack News Of Mark Zuckerberg
Even a personality like Mark Zuckerberg can get hacked, eh? Seems hard to believe. But of course, he is also a human being like us and mistakes are common to all humans. Looks like he made a mistake too and used same passwords for his LinkedIn, Twitter and Pinterest accounts. In 2012, when the largest professional social media network, LinkedIn got hacked, it seems like Mark’s account was also among the 117 million ones that were compromised and the results are in front of you.
He used the same password for his Twitter and Pinterest accounts which made it easily available for the hackers. Well it seems like Mark Zuckerberg is as lazy as we are when it comes to remembering several passwords for several accounts on the web. Thank God his Facebook password was different otherwise he would have been in a big pit. Ourmine is the hacker group that claimed responsibility for the attack on Zuckerberg’s social media accounts. The hackers even have 40,000 followers on Twitter! Lo! What time we are living in. Even hackers have followers. Guess they would even provide hacking courses in a few years.
Anyways, coming back to the account hack of Mark Zuckerberg, it is a good thing that the offensive tweets and posts have been deleted and Mark has regained access of his accounts. Thankfully, Instagram is owned by Facebook and its security systems prevented hackers to gain access of Mark’s Instapics. But the incident itself teaches us a lot of lessons that has been discussed further in this post.
3 great lessons that the incident taught us to keep our social media and other accounts secure on the web
Do NOT use the same password for multiple accounts – This is the basic thing that you can learn from this incident. If you use the same password for all your social media accounts, a single hack can lead to a disaster similar to multiple account hack incident of Mark Zuckerberg. So, try not to reuse passwords even if it seems apparently hassle free and easy to remember. If possible, note down your passwords in a single document and keep it safe so that in case you forget your passwords, you can regain it by accessing that document.
Build a strong password by combining letters, upper and lower case and numbers – Yes, it will be very difficult for you to remember your passwords but then again, you will be safe from hacks and information thefts. Mark Zuckerberg was lazy enough to use a simple password for all his three social media accounts LinkedIn, Pinterest and Twitter and thus suffered the consequences of a chain hack. But, you should learn from his mistake and build strong passwords by mixing letters (both upper and lower case) and numbers for your social media and other accounts to keep hackers at bay.
Keep on changing your passwords – No matter how often you access your social media accounts, you should keep on updating your passwords every now and then. This will help you to keep hackers and other malicious groups at bay and prevent them from gaining access of your account and stealing your private information.
So, if you are oblivious of these little techniques that can help to keep your account safe from hackers, you should make use of them right now. If you can think of other lessons that you have learned from this disastrous incident with Mark Zuckerberg, feel free to share them in the comments section provided below. Also, you can write to us. We are waiting eagerly for your feedback. Have a greatly inspiring day!