Even some of the best tech minds can trip up on internet security. Brendan Iribe, the CEO of Oculus which makes Facebook's virtual reality headsets, suffered a hacker taking over his Twitter account, leading to a series of rather interesting tweets. The reason? Allegedly, a password that hadn't been changed for four years. Time to update your passwords, everyone!
As hacks go, it wasn’t as bad as it could have been for Iribe, being more embarrassing than offensive. But it illustrates the importance of account security for social media, email and any other internet service. The embarrassing account takeovers, which have also included Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Google’s Sundar Pichai, show the dangers of weak security and trusting interconnected services.