Thursday, May 5, 2011

Passwords in the Clouds

Considering the recent news of the Cloud-based password storage site LastPass getting hacked this week, the idea of storing one's passwords in the Cloud becomes more obviously a bad one. Inspired by some conversation about it, I offer a haiku.

One should consider
Do the clouds high in the sky
Have all my passwords?

Should the cold rain fall
Will all of my credentials
Shower down to Earth?

If they did scatter
From the storm's harsh, brutal gale,
Who would become me?


I won the aforementioned haiku contest with this haiku:

Losing your cell phone
Is worse than losing your keys
My thumbs get so bored

Another step toward being the poet laureate of the higher ed infosec community.