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passwords

Too many passwords?

by Shanmuga

"How many web sites do you log into? Your bank? Facebook, Myspace and any number of other social networking sites? Auction sites? Shopping sites? Maybe lots of others too. Every site, of course, requires you to create a password. And if the site is serious about security, it may even set certain rules. For example,

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Microsofts Do and donts for Passwords

by Shanmuga

"The three basic things to remember when creating a strong password are the following: 1. Use a combination of letters, numbers and special characters. Also, remember that some dictionaries used in attacks have a "l33t" mode, which allows common letter/number-to-special character substitutions (like changing a-@, i-1 ,o-0 and s=$, for example, password = p@$w0rd). Therefore,

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Drowning in Passwords: Tips to Stay Safe and Sane

by Shanmuga

"You’re savvy enough to know that identity theft and illegal access to personal and financial data are real-world problems that you want to avoid. But what are you doing about it? Odds are, not much, says Andrew Jaquith, a computer security analyst at Forrester Research. "There are two classes of people; those who seem to

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Security: Facing the pain of passwords

by Shanmuga

"Passwords are like the common cold: they induce headaches, no one is immune, and there is no cure in sight. But they are necessary in this era of digital data, where everything from paying bills to passing notes to sharing photos is done online through user accounts that require some proof that you really are

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