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Password Protection

Internet security firm Imperva of Redwood Shores, Calif., recently analyzed 32 million passwords that were exposed in a security breach for an online company in December 2009. They not only identified the most common passwords, but also suggested effective methods for creating secure ones. The hacker in this 2009 breach only posted the members’ passwords to the Internet, and was more interested in exposing the...

Usability of Passwords

Security companies and IT people constantly tell us we should use complex and difficult passwords. However, some research has shown that simple passwords can be used more effectively. If the password is something easy to remember but multiple words, it can be more successful. The work involved in hacking passwords is pretty simple. There are five typical ways used. Asking: Amazingly, the most common way...