Password Security Do’s and Don’ts

We write a lot about sophisticated, targeted attacks and zero day vulnerabilities aside. But the fact is that most security breaches hinge on easy to prevent security holes – such as insecure passwords. Indeed, even as headlines blare about data breaches and hacks at prominent firms, password management remains a weak spot in the defense of many businesses.

We write a lot about sophisticated, targeted attacks and zero day vulnerabilities aside. But the fact is that most security breaches hinge on easy to prevent security holes – such as insecure passwords. Indeed, even as headlines blare about data breaches and hacks at prominent firms, password management remains a weak spot in the defense of many businesses.

So how do you make your password strong and resistent to attack? In this edition of Kaspersky Lab’s Lab Matters, Threatpost Editor Paul Roberts speaks with Senior Security Researcher David Emm about common mistakes that users make when setting passwords. David provides some simple steps that you can use to strengthen your passwords and keep them secure – and easy to remember.

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  • judith on

    Brilliant, especially for folk like me who love the internet but don't really have a logical mind.  I am about to change all my passwords.  Thanks alot for the tips.

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