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Discussion:  SplashData, a password-management application, released its annual list of the 25 worst passwords.  The list is compiled from common passwords that hackers post online.  The top three, which are the same as last year, include “password”, “123456”, and “12345678”.  If your password is anywhere on this list, then all of your sensitive information is essentially compromised.

Date:  October 25, 2012

Source:  Time Tech

Link:  http://techland.time.com/2012/10/25/these-are-the-25-worst-passwords-of-2012/?hpt=hp_t3

Discussion Questions:

  • What tips does the CEO of SplashData give for creating a unique password?
  • Why are passwords important?

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