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Worst passwords of 2015. We get it, we’re stupid

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jan 26, 2016.

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    RSS New Member Member

    Yes, we get it. Humans are dumb panicky animals. According to some of the nastier aliens in the universe we humans are, “Nothing but undeveloped, unevolved, barely conscious pond scum, totally convinced of their own superiority as they scurry about their short, pointless lives.” Harsh. But, when it comes to the subject of passwords we really do get lost in the weeds in really short order. There is a fascination of standing by the side of the road and laughing manically at compromised passwords. Why is that exactly?

    Every (insert time frame) we see a new report published on the top passwords used by people. Invariably the top honors goes to “12345" followed by “password”. People by and large tend not to be overly concerned about passwords until their data is compromised. We tend to have a limited ability to remember passwords and as a result many folks will right their passwords down on post-it notes and affix them to their monitors or under their keyboards. There are better ways to store passwords to be certain such as password managers.

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