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Let us talk a little about passwords, Again!

Hello everyone, welcome to another blog post here on the blog. I can’t believe we’re still talking about Passwords. Yes, I know, I know, passwords are used everywhere and we can’t keep up. The fact is that we can.

I’m guilty of one thing in this article, and that is to use a password or a similar password on a site I don’t much care about, an I’ve vowed to change that. Besides that, I think I’ve done better in my password hygiene but there is always room to grow.

With so many passwords out there, this article I’m linking to at the end of this indicates that most people still use things they enjoy or love as their passwords, even though we’ve heard and even talked about some of the major breaches from applications like Uber, Door Dash, Facebook, Target, and many others.

The problem isn’t laziness I don’t think, I think the problem is that there are too many sites out there that offer the services we want or need.

I understand people who have told me they don’t want to use password managers, and I don’t blame them. Some managers may not be easy for some to use, while others, may be easy to use, but become a problem they didn’t foresee. This exact issue happened with Michael in Indiana, and I feel his pain. Its not an easy solution, but one we must grapple with.

In 2020, 80% of organizations will overshoot their cloud IaaS budgets due to a lack of cost optimization approaches. This doesn’t mean that moving to the
public cloud is a mistake.

It can cost lot to go to the cloud with applications like Lastpass, One Password, and others. Its probably a good thing to test it out with a few passwords to see how easy it is to use and migrate as you go, or import your data and give it a try for free before looking for more long term company wide solutions. There are plenty of options.

For his research, Lancaster sorted through billions of passwords he found on TOR or the Dark Web, which he said included everything from small credential
dumps that might be specific to a small dental practice and their CRM system or major platforms like Zoom, LinkedIn, and Dropbox.
After normalizing and cleaning up the data to remove data that may have been dumped twice, he looked through to find patterns. He took out all of the default
passwords and accounts using “password” or “123” as the password in an effort to focus on the most commonly used trends in password creation. 

Thats not all you can do with major breaches if this researcher were to leak everything he found on the Internet.

Still, people underestimate how dangerous it is to use the same password on multiple sites. The Clario
study of 2,000 Americans found that more than three-quarters of millennials use the same password for more than 10 devices, apps, and accounts and some have
even admitted to using the same password more than 50 times.

Thats still happening today? I don’t remember how many passwords I have in my account and I know there are duplicates, but I’m confident I’ve not used them 50 times. Sure, on a site I don’t much care about because it doesn’t hold much value except to download music lets say, I should be changing those passwords. One site I’m thinking of, I don’t think I need to, as I used combinations I’m familiar with, but yet I used the ite name. Its OK because I capitalized aspects of the password. Others, I may be needing to change, and that may be worth looking at.

“Check the companies that were breached last year—Uber, Facebook, Booking, among others… These are apps that nearly every millennial uses. If a person’s
password gets leaked, cybercriminals would have immediate access to as many as 20 or more of the victim’s accounts/apps,” Baker said. 

Is this something you are worried about? There’s more to the story. Tech Republic has the entire details in their article from the 6th: ‘Hackers Google people’: Millions still using sports team, hometown, band, or child names as passwords

Lets see how we can change this today!


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Let us talk a little about passwords, Again! was released on May 10, 2020 at 8:30 am by tech in article commentary.
Last modified: May 9, 2020.


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