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Newer Cybersecurity Advice Shuns Complicated Passwords

Newer Cybersecurity Advice Shuns Complicated Passwords | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Experts no longer recommend adding random characters to passwords to make them stronger. Here’s what you should do instead.
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thank you!  seems the complex password may be reevaluated finally!

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Facebook stored hundreds of millions of passwords in plain text

Facebook stored hundreds of millions of passwords in plain text | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Passwords were exposed for years to anyone who had internal access to the files. Between 200 million and 600 million Facebook users are believed to have been affected.
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probably the most needed tech fix is secure passwords - ouch!

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Creator of Password Rules Regrets His Advice

Creator of Password Rules Regrets His Advice | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Rules that say all passwords should be a mix of letters, characters, and numbers are actually totally wrong, says the man who made that rule.
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I have never followed his advice for over 20 years - and glad I did not....

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The Most Unsafe Passwords to Use

The Most Unsafe Passwords to Use | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it

are you doing it?It's incumbent upon real estate professionals to keep their clients' information stored securely, and the first line of defense against hackers is having strong passwords that are hard to crack. But can yours stand up to increasing cyber security threats?

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are you doing it?

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Windows 10 update pushes Microsoft closer to a password-free future

Windows 10 update pushes Microsoft closer to a password-free future | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
With its Windows 10 May 2019 update, Microsoft is getting one step closer to eliminating passwords. The company's Windows Hello has earned its FIDO
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so many things moving forward to a better future....

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U.S.-U.K. Warning on Cyberattacks Includes Private Homes - The New York Times

U.S.-U.K. Warning on Cyberattacks Includes Private Homes - The New York Times | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The urgency of the alerts called to mind a computer-age version of a Cold War drill, only now it’s upgrading passwords rather than “duck and cover.”
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the worst possible thing is to leave your equipment set to default "admin" and PW "00000" or the like - now is a good time to check that

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These are the 25 worst passwords of 2015

These are the 25 worst passwords of 2015 | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
SplashID recently published its round-up of the worst passwords of 2015. '123456' and 'password' still reign supreme
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passwords perhaps dangerous to use - have a look

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