Analysis of 500 million passwords shows what you should avoid – Help Net Security


Welcome to this week’s “Tech Tuesday” post!

No matter how much we may hate having to keep track of all of our passwords, the fact remains that we have to rely on them each and every day. Despite their constant use and importance, a recent study shows that people are still not choosing sufficiently “strong” passwords.

“…do yourself a favor and choose long, complex, unique ones for every account. Or, better yet, use a password manager, and let it choose them for you.”

Analysis of 500 million passwords shows what you should avoid – Help Net Security

A dump of over 550 million username and password combinations is currently being sold on underground forums, and eager crooks are all over it.


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