New analysis of one billion leaked credentials reveals that most people reuse weak passwords

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by mood, Jul 5, 2020.

  1. mood

    mood Updates Team

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    New analysis of one billion leaked credentials reveals that most people reuse weak passwords
    One out of every 142 passwords is the default "123456"
    July 2, 2020

    https://www.techspot.com/news/85854-new-analysis-one-billion-leaked-credentials-reveals-most.html
     
  2. Palancar

    Palancar Registered Member

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    If I could offer one super easy solution if would be to use a password Mgr. I am a pretty simple user but I just glanced and I have over 100 separate accounts in my password manager. These are all my REAL NAME accounts not my hobby psuedo's at all. You cannot remember that many passwords and the option to reuse them in many places is the kiss of death for security! Just create one long password and use U2F to open the Mgr and that is it. The software does the heavy lifting and you are light years ahead in the security department.
     
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