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Thousands of Canadians affected by recent cyberattacks on the Canada Revenue Agency and federal government computer systems could be vulnerable to other attacks, warn cybersecurity and privacy experts.

“They have to be very scared if they have another account with the same password,” said Ali Ghorbani, director of the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity at the University of New Brunswick. “If it doesn’t happen now, it would happen tomorrow.”

Former Ontario privacy commissioner Ann Cavoukian said the risk to those whose accounts were breached shouldn’t be underestimated.

Source: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Date: August 18th, 2020

Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/cra-cyber-attack-privacy-1.5689928

Discussion

  1. Why do people use the same password for multiple accounts / websites?
  2. Is there software or a service available to make it easier and safer to not have the same password for different accounts / websites?

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