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Pew Research Study Exposes America's Poor Password Hygiene
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User Rank: Ninja
1/31/2017 | 10:30:57 AM
No password
I am looking for those days that we do not have to use passwords, not helpful, not working, not functional, ...
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
1/30/2017 | 11:27:32 AM
Re: Americans Divided
@ryansepe: Seems Like a reasonable question to (1) either confirm or debunk a common presumption, and (2)provide good press-release fodder for thes tudy. ;)

more tot he point, though, I'm curious what their definition of a "youngeradult" is. 18-35? 18-29? 18-25? Big difference between a 35-year-old and a 25-year-old, IMHO.
User Rank: Strategist
1/29/2017 | 11:36:08 AM
Re: Sharing Passwords
"Legally, their assistants may not be able to view the files that as a physician they are allowed to view"


Actually partially true.  As an x-ray tech, I was legally able to see anything the Radiologist (MD) could see including diagnosis, but only had access to "need to know" data.   For example, If I was performing a MRI to image a suspected brain tumor, I'd have to know what was going on to know what to look for, to get the best images for the Radiologist and Oncologist. 

So basically, as far HIPAA is concerned, you are allowed to see any patient info as long as it has something to do with your need to perform your job to assist the Doctor and Patient.  You also sign a non-disclosure agreement when you take these jobs, and violation of that agreement could end you up in jail.


I don't buy the Democrat vs Replubican bs.  I fully believe Apple cooperated with the Feds backdooring that iphone from the muslim terrorist, but had an agreement with the Feds to save face. 
User Rank: Moderator
1/27/2017 | 3:24:59 PM
Re: Americans Divided
Study was much broader than password hygiene. Go further down in the story and link to the full report, you will see more in-depth info. 
User Rank: Ninja
1/27/2017 | 12:20:21 PM
Americans Divided
"Democrats and younger adults tend to support strong encryption, while Republicans side with law enforcement."

I found it odd that this was a surveyed question on the topic of Password Hygiene.
User Rank: Ninja
1/26/2017 | 10:14:03 AM
Sharing Passwords
Its astounding the amount of people that share passwords. In a business context, I have found that even when their are legal implications this practice is more common then one would think. I've had physicians tell me that their password is to be given to their assistant as they are the ones who log into the machine. Legally, their assistants may not be able to view the files that as a physician they are allowed to view.
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