Friday, May 04, 2018

Twitter's little password flip; what about Facebook employees and your profiles?

NBC reports both praise and scorn for Twitter:  displeasure of the fact that uncleared workers could access unencrypted passwords at the company, put pleased that the company disclosed it.
I changed my own on a Windows 10 computer, and it seemed that it started working automatically on my phone.

In IT workplaces, security teams started to implement the idea of “separation of functions” among employees starting in the late 1980s in mainframe environments.  Programmers normally did not have the right to update production files but users did. But the maturity to respect security protocols, which protect employees, was slow to develop with many people (apparently including Hillary Clinton).
There is an issue of Facebook employees being able to access ordinary user private profiles, Wall Street Journal story.

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