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One More Word About Passwords

(Alternative title: Two Million Idiots)

I know Halloween has passed already, but this should scare you.

Millions used ‘123456’ as a password in breach affecting 42 million

Security firm Stricture Consulting Group revealed this month that ‘123456′ was the password used by about two million of the roughly 38 million Adobe customers impacted in a breach disclosed in October. That incident involved the loss of credit card data and product source code, as well.Read more..

If you’re wondering why I used the word “idiots”, please see my article A Word About Words — Passwords, That Is

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November 21, 2013 - Posted by | advice, computers, cyber crime, hackers, Internet

7 Comments »

  1. THIS:

    http://www.passwordcard.org/en

    is the most brilliant way for me to have a complicated password and be able to remember it.
    And no one else can get at it.

    It might be a little oldfashioned (a piece of paper you keep in your purse), but so am I.
    And you could take a photo of it and keep it in the cloud or on your smartphone.

    br nh

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    Comment by niels | November 21, 2013 | Reply

    • Thank you, niels. A pleasure seeing you here again.

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      Comment by techpaul | November 22, 2013 | Reply

      • thank you Paul.

        didn’t mean to enter three times.
        don’t know what happend.

        nh

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        Comment by niels | November 22, 2013 | Reply

        • niels,
          Because there was a URL in your comment, the WordPress spam filter ‘held’ the comment for my “moderation” (approval) before making it visible, and I didn’t notice that until just a short while ago. (Comment spam is a huge problem..)

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          Comment by techpaul | November 22, 2013 | Reply

          • ok.

            I’ll be more patient next time.

            nh

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            Comment by hjbjrg | November 22, 2013 | Reply

            • niels,
              My understanding is it (the submit form) should say something to that effect.. and let you know your submission is ‘pending’.
              But when the whiz kids are always fiddling with the code.. I’ve come to know that “supposed to” doesn’t mean “always will”…

              So, yes. Patience is a requirement. Ha!

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              Comment by techpaul | November 23, 2013 | Reply

              • Paul.

                no problem.
                I’m at patient man.

                nh

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                Comment by hjbjrg | November 25, 2013 | Reply


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