On a first name basis

Here is an all too familiar tale of someone who penetrated a company’s email system because of lax passwords:

The message, he says, included the Web address to Sapphire’s e-mail server and the recruit’s new e-mail address and password. Goldenberg says he logged on as the recruit and quickly figured out the log-ons of three other employees. Like the recruit, they used their first name as part of their e-mail address – and as their password.

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