Wednesday, March 28, 2012

How good are your passwords?

Like most users of high tech gadgetry and online computer systems, we all have passwords.  In some cases lots of them.  According to one article, "the number one way hackers get into protected systems isn't through a fancy technical exploit. It's by guessing the password."

So what is the most common password out there?  How about Password1?  It actually fulfills a lot of what many security algorithms look for:  an upper case letter, a number, and nine characters.  The problem is something like 5% of all passwords in use contain the word  "password".

So if you are using Password1, you may want to change it.  Here's a link to the article:

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