How to Guide Users to Better Passwords by Learning from Attackers

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How to Guide Users to Better Passwords by Learning from Attackers

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Prevent account takeovers by upping your password game and locking out the bad guys. Here is how.

If you’re human, you’ve probably re-used a password or two. In fact, the majority of internet users between the ages of 18-65 have done so, and the younger you are, the more likely it is that you use just one password for all of your accounts.

We all know it’s bad, and most internet users probably understand how to make a strong password: it should contain random letters, numbers, and characters, be at least 16 characters in length, and most importantly, be unique.

But why don’t users create unique, secure passwords for all their accounts? That’s because, as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) acknowledged since releasing their new guidelines for identity management last year, the emphasis around complexity in creating passwords ignores the reality of having to continuously manage many passwords.

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