Free Software Magazine: Smarter Password Management
Jan 27, 2005, 07:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Locke)
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"Your dogâ€™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