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Description:  Splashdata is a tech company that has developed a software tool for managing passwords. And each year Splashdata entertains and educates us by publishing a list of the 20 worst passwords. This year’s worst two are unchanged from the previous results – “123456” and “password” still top the list. And what makes it worse, is that many users are using their terrible passwords across multiple platforms.

Source: Globeandmail.com

Date: January 19, 2016

 

Link: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/its-time-to-hit-reset-on-weak-passwords-fatigued-data-security/article28248640/

 

Discussion Points:

1) Check out the list of the worst of the worst in the article. Have you ever used any of these ‘winners’?

2) What do you think will be the passwords of the future? How far away are things like biometrics?

3) What can accountants do to increase staff awareness of password security?

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