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Free Software Magazine: Smarter Password Management

Jan 27, 2005, 07:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Locke)

"Your dog’s name... your anniversary... your childrens' initials, birthday, or birth weight... your favorite hobby, or the name of your boat. Which one do you use for your password? Network Administrators and hackers know that most people choose passwords like these to protect anything from logging into web-based bulletin boards to buying things online.

"Why does it matter? Identity theft... corporate espionage... loss of your data, or digital images. Do you want to risk these things? In many cases, a weak password is all that separates your data from anyone who wants to impersonate you online, or worse..."

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