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It's World Password Day: Change Your Passwords 116

Posted by Soulskill
from the 123456-becomes-1234567 dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Today is World Password Day — a day dedicated to promoting the use of strong passwords and the creation of good habits. However insecure this method of authentication is, it's not going away anytime soon, and people should be educated on how to make the best of it. To that end, last year Intel started an action-oriented campaign to raise user awareness regarding password problems, and this year their initiative has a new digital home. Passwordday.org provides the Password Blaster (a videogame that teaches good passwords using real leaked passwords), the Password Strength Meter, links to McAfee's Heartbleed Test tool, offers animated educational GIFs and tips and tricks for upgrading your passwords."
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It's World Password Day: Change Your Passwords

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 07, 2014 @02:10PM (#46942429)

    Please.

  • Re:Not happening. (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Derekloffin (741455) on Wednesday May 07, 2014 @02:55PM (#46942857)
    Indeed, and I've never understood the advice to change your password frequently. The only thing that would help against is if someone has already compromised your account and has been laying low (rather than what they usually do which is clean it out asap). However, changing passwords constantly highly encourages you to use less and less powerful passwords as you can't remember them all the time meaning you're that much more likely to get that initial compromise.

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