Linked: This World Password Day Diligently Review your Passwords
I’m a day late on this, but didn’t want to let it go without mentioning the day, and the importance of better password management.
Several times people choose easy-to-remember passwords rather than focusing on security. With the rising concerns over data breaches and troves of usernames and passwords being dumped on the dark web every day, password hygiene is more important than ever. “The sheer volume of stolen users’ passwords available for sale on the Dark Web highlights that the issue is less about creating strong passwords or phrases, and more about users creating unique codes for each online account to limit the damage from database breaches,” Adam Palmer, Chief Cybersecurity Strategist at Tenable said.
Stop using the same, easy-to-guess, passwords everywhere, and get a password manager. Because the chances that one company or another has been breached, and your account is available online is pretty much a guarantee.