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'123456' Leads The Worst Passwords Of 2016
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GavinD077
GavinD077,
User Rank: Apprentice
1/23/2017 | 3:52:17 PM
Time is called Ladies & Gents
Okay, it is time to publicly admit that PASSWORDS are not working as a method of authentication. It doesn't matter how many times you flog a dead horse, it isn't go to get up and run the golden mile and let you win big - the same goes for passwords folks. So, where to next??? We are overdue a replacement for passwords that will be end user friendly and simple. Let's face it people, we humans are inherently lazy. Ideas people......
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
1/24/2017 | 8:22:15 AM
Meanwhile, to us security-sensitive...
Somebody I know once purposely changed a relatively secure password of theirs to one of the passwords on this list, in front of me, simply to annoy me because of how password-paranoid I am.

The password wasn't guarding anything particularly sensitive, but still.  It was like fingernails on a chalkboard.

(At least they eventually changed it back to something non-idiotic.)
JulietteRizkallah
JulietteRizkallah,
User Rank: Ninja
1/26/2017 | 6:04:30 PM
Counter user laziness with passowrd management
What a shocker! Users are lazy and use convenient and easy to memorize passwords. Corporations, for which protecting sensitive data is vital, password management solutions that would enforce a combination of alphanumerical, symbol and Caps letters would be a first step. identity governance and user behavior are a must.
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
1/27/2017 | 1:14:03 PM
Re: Counter user laziness with passowrd management
> convenient and easy to memorize passwords.

> enforce a combination of alphanumerical, symbol and Caps letters would be a first step

You see the problem here, right?  ;)


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