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Best Practices for Passwords

Passwords are the frontline of defense against cyberattacks. No matter how extensive your other security measures may be, if your password policy is weak, you will be extremely vulnerable. While nobody likes password policies, they are necessary until other means of authentication (such as biometrics) become universal. Until that time, companies need to be aware of what strengthens a password and what can weaken a password. Here is a summary of some of the best industry practices for developing passwords. Avoid Common Passwords Did you know experts have discovered that 30% of users have passwords from the list of the most common passwords? That means that almost 1 in 3 users has a password that can easily be cracked, because hackers are going to try those common passwords. According to Keeper Security, the 25 most common passwords of 2016 were: 1. 123456 2. 123456789 3. qwerty 4. 12345678 5. 111111… Read more »