Reminder: Don’t Use Your Pet’s Name as a Password

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By Kirk Miller It’s World Password Day, held on the first Thursday of May since 2013 as a way to remind people to not use “password” as their password and generally practice better and more secure habits online. It’s also a good day to hear a lot of sobering statistics — as Microsoft notes, there are 921 password attacks every second, which is a doubling of the frequency over the past 12 months — and realize that people are still doing some very dumb things when it comes to keeping their online info secure. With that in mind, a few lessons to remember on this 10th annual World Password Day: Do…

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