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Tips for Your Users: Passwords You Can Live With

Jun 12, 2008, 20:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charlie Schluting)

"This is why writing down many different passwords is acceptable. You can secure paper: this is easy. If someone close enough to you wants to compromise you, it's not that difficult. The majority of the time it's the remote attackers that want to, and these anonymous attackers also do the most damage. Have different passwords for work, home, bank accounts, social networking sites, e-mail accounts, and anything else that's distinct and easily classifiable. Make them all very strong, and write them down. Identity theft or corporate intrusions often start with the weakest link, so you need to be sure that one compromised account cannot be used to divine access to others types of accounts."

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