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IDG Contributor Network: Account security: moving past the password

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jun 29, 2016.

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    RSS New Member Member

    Despite the ongoing conversations about using more secure passwords and a different password for each account, people just aren't changing their bad password habits. Everyone knows that pass-phrases are better than passwords and that second-factor authentication trumps the complex pass-phrase, but few of us go so far as to create a different username and password for each of the many accounts we access on a daily basis.

    Still, hackers are accessing critical information via stolen credentials, and weak passwords are a key factor in their success. I'm only guessing here, but I think it's fair to say that few employees are deliberately using easy to remember passwords across multiple accounts so that their employer will get hacked.

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