A recent IT security survey shows that a shocking 90% of businesses have been hacked at least once in the last year. The study was carried out by Ponemon Research and polled 583 U.S. companies from a wide variety of businesses, both private and government, and ranging from small businesses with under 500 employees all the way to enterprises with more than 75,000 employees.

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twitter-page1 The Twitter Security Dilemma

Your middle name. The first street you grew up on. The name of the first family pet. These are the answers we give to password security questions online without even considering the simplicity of the questions being asked or the availability of the answers to these questions in varied online forums. Everyone does it, from your children to the top people at powerful companies, and thus leaves themselves open to the whims of hackers. Twitter learned this the hard way when a hacker recently gained access to the company’s internal information and employee’s personal accounts through the vulnerability and simplicity of the “forgot password” security question.

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