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French President Nicolas Sarkozy Hacked on Facebook

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Think you have a great Facebook password? Let’s hope so!

The website of French daily 20 Minutes reports that the president’s Official facebook page had been hacked Sunday evening (1/23/2010). The intruder posted a bogus message from Sarkozy announcing he had decided not to run for re-election in 2012. President Sarkozy said the announcement was “a little hasty,” as he has not yet decided whether to seek a second term.

President Sarkozy took the incident in stride, saying it had happened “perhaps to remind me that no system is infallible.” He jokingly used the opportunity to poke fun at the many spelling and punctuation mistakes in the fake message.

security,computer security,password,password policy,internet

Now folks, we have to think the president of France has some pretty good computer security people on staff, but it looks like they need to provide the president much better password policies, and the assistance to follow them.

If you’re not sure about your online passwords, here are several excellent references that will ensure your accounts are more secure than the President of France’s!

University of Chicago: Safe Computing

Wikipedia: Password policy

The Simplest Security: A Guide To Better Password Practices

Create strong passwords

Written by st3v3piper

January 24, 2011 at 10:57 am