The use of passwords to control access to self decrypting executable files is not defensible as a security technique and should be avoided in favor of much stronger techniques such as public key cryptography. The security issues are outlined in this paper.
Here are the major considerations organizations should incorporate into their compliance programs, as well as pitfalls that can be avoided to ensure businesses stay compliant while using cloud computing.
Researchers from Palo Alto Networks and WeipTech have unearthed a scheme that resulted in the largest known Apple account theft caused by malware. All in all, some 225,000 valid Apple accounts have been compromised.