I recently worked with a well known web agency in France. They have a good reputation, they were rewarded last year for their good works and they are in the top 40 of the best french agencies.
However I was terribly surprised to find many basic errors/misconfiguration on their own site: error_reporting enable,
SQL injection and finally a “private” admin section reachable with a simple couple of
demo as credentials…
Such vulnerability can be dangerous when using common login/password and it can be even deadly if the discovered user has high privileges. It was true in this situation: mail contact, articles, resumes, photos everything was alterable.
Below the good practice to create a strong password.
- must be at least 8 characters
- must be different than your previous password
- must NOT be related to your username
- must NOT contain any recognizable word