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'Password' No Longer Worst Password
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nickytsme
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nickytsme,
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1/21/2014 | 4:36:21 PM
Why people stop at "8"
In your article, you are baffled by why people stop at "12345678" and do not add the 9.  This is because a lot of sites declare that you must have 8 characters in your password.  Therefore, 12345678 meets this requirement, and 123456789 would cause you to waste time typing 9.  
anon5060728762
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anon5060728762,
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1/21/2014 | 4:38:52 PM
Amazing
That's the same combination I have on my luggage....
RussellM074
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RussellM074,
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1/21/2014 | 4:39:28 PM
Re: Why people stop at "8"
Lock people out after three failed tries.
PaulS681
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PaulS681,
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1/21/2014 | 5:57:22 PM
Password
Password should be banned on all systems to use as a password. I tell people to get a little creative. Use numbers or symbols as letters. ex pa$$w0rd. Atleast its different.
Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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1/21/2014 | 6:06:41 PM
Really?
Honestly, at some point, if you're that dumb and/or lazy, you deserve to be hacked. That goes for enterprises that don't set standards to keep people from using "password" or "12345678."
WillC617
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WillC617,
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1/21/2014 | 6:08:48 PM
Why bother?
When the NSA already has everything it needs. Let's not forget that what the NSA doesn't have, some Russian teenage hacker will get the rest (i.e. Target). Privacy and security is an illusion in the digital age.

 
Kristin Burnham
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Kristin Burnham,
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1/21/2014 | 8:16:53 PM
So many password requirements
Most of the websites I visit require a capital letter, a number and a symbol in the password. It's annoying and tedious, but that's also probably why I have yet to be hacked.
SaneIT
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SaneIT,
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1/22/2014 | 8:45:02 AM
Re: So many password requirements
What we'll see next year is that the most popular password will be 123456A!

When you make password rules too complex people get frustrated and go with the path of least resistance.  There are a few sites that I use who have crazy password requirements and I use them very infrequently.  It seems like I have to send a password reset request every 3-6 months when I need to use the site for something because I can't remember where I put the capital letter, which symbol I used and where the number goes.
RobPreston
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RobPreston,
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1/22/2014 | 8:53:58 AM
Re: Password
The problem for users, of course, is remembering their myriad complex passwords. Enter password managers. We offered a nice roundup here: http://www.informationweek.com/security/risk-management/10-top-password-managers/d/d-id/1109759?
ChrisMurphy
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ChrisMurphy,
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1/22/2014 | 9:15:39 AM
How many passwords?
I have 26 work-related passwords -- some used daily, some used quarterly or less often -- written down on a sheet of paper I keep in my desk. How many passwords do you have to remember to do your job? 
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