Improving password management

Everybody already knows that passwords can be the weak link in your network’s security. And we all know that strong passwords greatly decrease the chance of a successful intrusion or attack. But users keep on using passwords that are easy for them to remember, and in many cases that makes them easy for a hacker to crack. When Yahoo announced earlier this month that a file containing Yahoo Voice logon info had been stolen, an analysis of the unencrypted passwords revealed that many people are still “protecting” their accounts with passwords like “123456” or “password.”

This slideshow provides some tips to help organizations and users improve password management:

http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Security/Password-Protection-Smart-Tips-for-Fortifying-the-First-Line-of-IT-Security-711732/

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