Shelly Palmer Radio Report – June 8, 2012

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LinkedIn just found about 6.5 million current passwords on a Russian file server.  No one knows who hacked LinkedIn or what the hacker was planning, but the security breach was bad enough that LinkedIn suggested that users change their passwords.  So, this is a great opportunity for you to change all of your weak passwords to strong passwords?  Here’s how you do it.  Think of a famous quote or a line from a favorite movie that you know. Got it?  Now take the first letter from each word in the quote and use it as your password.  One of my favorite lines is from Jaws, when Chief Brody says, “We’re gonna need a bigger boat.”  That password would be WGNABB.  Impossible to forget and impossible to guess. Add a couple of numbers or random characters at the beginning or end and you’ll have a super strong password. WGNABB12!, who could ever figure that out.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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