We like to have fun at SingleStone. We also miss spending Friday afternoons in the office together. So, we recently shook up our virtual “Firm Friday” meeting and enjoyed music, stories, and s’mores over indoor campfires. I was slated to give a quick presentation on password complexity… and a friend suggested I present the information in the form of a scary story! Read if you dare:
Julia was home on a late October eve
When she received an urgent text from her co-worker Steve
Are you alright? Are you ok? the text message pleaded…
She dialed him up quickly to see what he needed.
Your facebook’s gone crazy he said on the call!
You’ve posted bad memes and unfriended us all!
You’re going to get fired for the things you have said
and your Twitter account is just better not read.
What? she gasped as her spine tingled cold
and she rushed off to check what she had been told
With a flurry she went to her Facebook page
But couldn’t log in — it filled her with rage!
She could see the posts Steve had started to mention
Lots of trolling and nastiness with clear bad intention
What the hell? she screamed as she stared at the mess
Who had done this to her? She’d make them confess!
She did a reset on her Facebook account
and went to her email to figure it out
but that was locked out too she saw with dread
What’s happening here she screamed in her head?
She sank to the floor with her heart going pitter
and then over her security camera came a titter
then a voice came from it into her own private space
and began to curse her with names and insult her face
Julia sank to the floor filled with bone chilling fright
For her passwords had all been stolen that night
The moral is simple, as with all things essential
Be smart and be careful when you make a credential.