Cracking Cyber Security Podcast from TEISS

Is password security really that important?

January 11, 2019 Season 3 Episode 1
Cracking Cyber Security Podcast from TEISS
Is password security really that important?
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Cracking Cyber Security Podcast from TEISS
Is password security really that important?
Jan 11, 2019 Season 3 Episode 1
TEISS
Did you know that the most popular password at the end of 2018 was "123456", followed by “password” in second place? To help us tackle the password conundrum, Cyber Security Specialist at ESET, Jake Moore
Show Notes

Did you know that the most popular password at the end of 2018 was "123456", followed by “password” in second place? Here's a list of the top 25 which might seem alarming...or not.

So, unsurprisingly, this week we’re talking passwords…yes, those things we love to hate…but why do we love to hate them? Why exactly are we so bad at changing our passwords regularly? What’s wrong with using the same password across multiple accounts?

To help us tackle the password conundrum, Cyber Security Specialist at ESET, Jake Moore, uncovers some tactics the hackers employ to steal our passwords and gives advice for better password management. 

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