In the battle to protect our data, passwords are the first line of defense. Unfortunately, passwords are a pain to manage.
We're told not to use the same passwords over and over, and we're discouraged from using ones that are easy to guess, but the complicated passwords Web sites and IT managers prefer--and often require--are difficult to remember. Many people continue to use passwords that are too simple: Help Net Security's analysis of 32 million breached passwords found that nearly half were trivially easy to guess.
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