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The Secret to Password Security Could Lie in Your Social Network

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It’s midnight and you’re soothing your insomnia by purchasing a pair of shoes on a daily deals website. You click through to the checkout page only to find you can’t connect your PayPal account; you’ll have to input your credit card data manually and create a new username and password for this little-known site you’re not sure you’ll ever use again. So you roll your eyes and type in the same password you’ve used for PayPal, Amazon and a host of other shopping sites

There’s a term for that feeling: password fatigue

In a hackable world, password fatigue can have dire consequences. The difficulty of remembering dozens of unique and complex passwords leads us to make short, overly simple ones instead, or to use one password for a number of different websites. This can be devastating, if just one of these sites is hacked Read more…

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