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Pets' names most common UK passwords
Internet security in the UK is a shambles, with most people using references as obvious as the name of their partner or pet for vital online passwords.
Complex passwords made easy
...If I have your password, I have your account; and if I have your account then as far as the computer is concerned, I am you...
Computer users still choosing obvious passwords
Over three-quarters of internet users are persistently ignoring password best practice and use obvious passwords, research shows.
Bugwatch: The hidden hazards of passwords
Administrators, like many of us, have the best of intentions, but the more those passwords exchange hands or remain unchanged, the greater the likelihood of a security breach. Also, because administrative passwords frequently need to be shared, there is an increased risk that they are just left lying around somewhere.
Guidelines For Choosing a Good Password
It is easy to break into any account with a 'bad' password. Such break-ins compromise the whole system, so all users must bear the resposibility of choosing good passwords.
Establishing Good Password Policies
Since users are responsible for creating their own passwords, it is up to the system administrator to educate users on what does and does not constitute a good password. Being human, it is far easier to remember a password that is the same as my username, my real name, my nickname, my dog's name, etc. Unfortunately, these are all examples of bad passwords.
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