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By Jeannette posted 12-03-2019 07:47

  

Don't you hate it when you have a really good, strong, fun password and then the associated program/business gets breached and you have to change it? Personally, I hate thinking of new passwords, and likely I am not alone.

It can be hard to think of a password that meets strong password policies and is easy to remember. Often folks take the easy way out and implement something super easy to remember but less secure. In fact, here is a list of the 1000 most common passwords (be sure you don't use any listed here): Most Popular Passwords                     

Some opt for a password manager. Dark Reading recently published an article listing 6 password managers you might consider, providing the ability to strengthen your access management: 6 Small-Business Password Managers

The Identity Theft Resource Center is an excellent source of information on breaches and what to do if you were impacted. The organization reports that in September alone there were 74 data breaches that exposed 1,556,655 sensitive records. Breaches happen for a variety of reasons and weak and stolen credentials are one of the simplest and most common causes, yet one of the easiest to fix. Here is a source for Password Best Practices. KrebsonSecurity published a good article on Password Do's and Don’ts

Be safe, be secure and be sure you implement strong account credentials.

 

 

 

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