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Worst Passwords Of The Year
2012-10-24 21:03:06

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online SplashData has revealed its "25 Worst Passwords of the Year" List for 2011, and once again "password" tops the list. According to SplashData, a well-known provider of password management applications, "password" was the most common password used in 2011. The second most common password used was "123456" followed by "12345678." Apparently, people with the name Ashley and Bailey aren't too creative when coming up with passwords...

2012-09-05 23:00:34

my1login launches free ℠password strength meter´ in a bid to encourage safer password management practices...so, how ℠hackable´ is YOUR password? (PRWEB) September 04, 2012 Poor online password management is a “ticking time-bomb” that could ultimately result in identity theft, financial fraud and reputational damage on a massive scale for individuals and businesses alike, according to a leading security expert. Mike Newman, CEO of online security firm...

2012-08-08 20:58:12

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There´s an old saying about a fence which was once widely universal, suggesting that these safeguards only kept the good people off of your property or out of your house. Though a bit pessimistic in nature, the truth contained within is hard to deny: Those who are inclined to engage in some sort of criminality will do it, fences be damned. So, in a world where simple key combinations are translated to ones and zeros to build a...

2012-02-01 01:05:34

Internet users are increasingly asked to register with a user name and password before being able to access the content of many sites. In their upcoming Ergonomics in Design article, "A Passport to Password Best Practices," human factors/ergonomics researchers Soolmaz Moshfeghian and Young Sam Ryu identify impediments to efficient password creation and provide design strategies for enhancing the user experience. Because there is no standard method for setting up passwords, each Web site...

Is Your Password Safe?
2011-11-18 10:00:04

John Neumann For RedOrbit Let me see if I can hack my way into your Facebook account. You have probably posted your email address that you use for everything on the profile page, or in an email sent to me with dozens of other addresses listed in the forward, so let´s suppose that is your log-in ID. Now for a password, could it be, “password”? How about “123456” or “qwerty”? Are we getting close? Have you ever changed your password? Facebook...

2010-10-29 17:24:00

BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- In today's information age, we use passwords daily to log into computer accounts, retrieve email and share files on social media sites. Unfortunately, as our password usage rises, so does our risk of having those passwords stolen by hackers. However, with good password practices, PC protection and internet security software, you can protect your computer and keep your personal information private. Some of the Internet Security Threats We Face On...

2010-10-12 05:00:00

BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to safeguarding personal information online, many people leave their virtual keys in the front door. New research commissioned by Webroot, the first Internet security service company, uncovers common password practices that are putting consumers' identities and wallets at risk. In a survey of more than 2,500 people from the United States, United Kingdom and Australia, Webroot found the most commonly used password-protected sites...

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