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Why Are We So Stupid About Passwords? German Edition


Authentication , Endpoint Security , Fraud Management & Cybercrime

Why Are We So Stupid About Passwords? German Edition Politicians' All-Star Password Picks: '123' and 'ILoveYou' Mathew J. Schwartz (euroinfosec) • January 11, 2019 Source: SplashData's "Worst Passwords of 2018"

Never ascribe to advanced hackers that which can be adequately explained by the anger of a young man who turns poor password choices to his advantage.

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That's one obvious takeaway from the "hackerangriff" - hacker attack - that resulted in the leak of personal contact details and other information for 1,000 German politicians, celebrities and journalists (see: German Police Identify Suspect Behind Massive Data Leak).

"Use a password manager - it means you can have truly strong passwords that you'll never remember, which are always the best passwords."

The dox - data leak - included private mobile phone numbers for some of...(continued)

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