Unfortunately, many users are still not taking the necessary steps to protect their accounts by using strong passwords. Far too often, passwords with simple combinations such as 123456, password, qwerty, or abc123 are being used. In other cases, people simply use their pet’s name or their birth date -- information that can be easily found online, such as on a Facebook or genealogy page.
US-CERT – Choosing and Protecting Passwords:
US-CERT – Supplementing Passwords:
Purdue University – Password Manager Software:
Microsoft: Create strong passwords:
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