I have written about passwords before (“The Password Dilemma Continues” and “Passwords, Passwords…”), but I keep being reminded of how LAZY most of us are about passwords — in spite of the fact that we know better (so much better)!
Today’s Tweet That Started This
Here was my response and another response (way to go Tim!) that reminded me just how crazy this is (it was a great joke in the movie Spaceballs!)
And the direct YouTube Link! Enjoy.
Wall Street Journal Article
Here’s the article in the Wall Street Journal — worth reading!
Out of a Gazillion Password Options, ‘123456’ Was Top Pick
If computer users devise a random password with a mix of characters and case, it will hard to guess. But most don’t…
“ If users actually choose a random password with a mix of characters and case — the longer the better — it would be difficult to guess. But most resist, because random strings are hard to remember.” — WSJ article
“Online guessing is very, very common,” Dr. Herley said. “It’s easy to talk about hundreds or millions or billions of guessing attempts a day. That’s true across any online service.” — WSJ article
So, seriously, can we please get serious about our passwords?
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