Social Media Roundup: Change Your Password Today
A recent study notes that most passwords are vulnerable to hacking. Now is as good a time as any to change your password. Also: Why did the attempt to let voters speak fail for Facebook?
Your password is eight characters, with an exclamation point and a capital letter somewhere. Think you’re secure?A new study suggests you may not be.
That and more in today’s Social Media Roundup:
You Need Password POWER
When 8 isn't enough: @deloitte says 90% of passwords are vulnerable to hacking. http://t.co/dpJtgT3t Tip: new year=new passwords! #assnchat— DelCor (@delcor) January 16, 2013
For years, it’s been drilled into your brain: A sufficiently secure password includes eight or more characters, a capital letter, and a symbol. But that conventional wisdom is wrong, because most people take the easy way out. “Most people put a capital letter at the beginning, and if you use a symbol, you probably use an exclamation mark,” according to Deloitte’s Richard Lee. In fact, you put yourself at risk by using a relatively simple, human-readable password, even more so when you use it all over the internet. (Did you know that the average person uses passwords on 26 sites, but has just five passwords?) So, if you need one more thing to add to your to-do list tomorrow … change your password. (ht @delcor)
Why was Facebook’s Vote Such a Dud? <lessons for assn elections from @votenet> http://t.co/AgljKG8D #assnchat— Deirdre Reid, CAE (@DeirdreReid) January 16, 2013
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