Passwords are the first line of defense for critical network infrastructure. Building an organizational expectation for strong password use in no longer seen as an option. It is now a requirement. If you can get your staff to deploy 8-12 characters randomly selected from all varieties available, that’s $uPer GrE@+. […]
Recently, Splash Data released a list of the 25 worst passwords for 2013. It contained all the usual suspects for “so easy to hack as to be utterly useless.” Many people continue live a fantasy life of protection by relying on 1111, 1234, or “password” to secure their most valuable information with a password that a 5th grader could crack in less than 10 seconds. Here's an easy way to create a complex password that is unique to every website or application and dramatically increases your personal security by exponentially increasing the difficulty of hacking your information.