By Ms. Smith
As Sony leaks keep pouring in, it serves as a vivid reminder that even a company’s internal emails should include only what you want your mother to hear aloud in court, or your clients to read on the Internet
The Sony hack is a cross between a disastrous train wreck that you can’t turn away from and tabloid magazines – you know, the ones around checkout lanes that claim things like “aliens ate my baby.” But in this case, the tabloid headlines in mainstream media are grabbed from real internal emails.
Hack reveals Sony’s horrible security practices
Sony stored thousands of passwords in a file named Password; there were Excel spreadsheets, Word documents, PDFs and zip files listing the usernames and passwords to hundreds of social media and web service accounts as well as passwords for Sony Pictures’ internal computers.