Account hacked when head of Technion Computer Advisory Centre used the same password over a 4-year period

Incident Date: October 1991
Incident Location: Haifa Israel

A hacker turned computer security consultant demonstrated his technical prowess to a journalist by breaking into an account belonging to the female head of the Technion Computer Advisory Centre. He claimed, and the woman confirmed, that her password was the same at the time of this demonstration as it was 4-year earlier, when the hacker had initially broken into her account.

The details were published in Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz on October 17, 1991.

Story Sources

Title: Yet another journalistic cock-up
Author: Simon E. Spero
Date: 10/18/1991
Publication: RISKS Digest
Volume 12, Issue 53
Publication Location: USA

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