Celebrate Hack My Network Day: Use Easy Passwords

If you want to celebrate hacker day (the day we make things easier for hackers to break into our computer networks) then continue to use easy passwords.
The New York Times writes that According to a new analysis, one out of five Web users still decides to leave the digital equivalent of a key under the doormat: they choose a simple, easily guessed password like “abc123,” “iloveyou” or even “password” to protect their data.
“I guess it’s just a genetic flaw in humans,” said Amichai Shulman, the chief technology officer at Imperva, which makes software for blocking hackers. “We’ve been following the same patterns since the 1990s.”

What this means is that one of the MOST simple things you can do to protect your business is to ensure all employees use relatively difficult passwords for everything.
Having a combination of letters and numbers and utilizing case sensitive passwords is an easy way to “harden” your passwords.


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