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People use passwords during a login process that controls access to computer operating systems, automated teller machines (ATMs), mobile phones, etc.The degree of security provided by textual passwords can be increased to a certain level by using strong passwords.
For example, think of a series of items like those in your living room and create a password out of them.
Passwords on the top 100 worst passwords list include simple numbers or words, such as '111111', 'sunshine', 'princess', '666666' and '654321'.
In a similar vein, it's not necessarily the best idea to never write down passwords. This is a frequently repeated piece of advice, to prevent a coworker or roommate from seeing your password and wreaking havoc.
Password reset requests are one of the leading reasons that end users reach out to the service desk and they can be one of the most expensive burdens for IT, said Ian Aitchison, Senior Product Director, Ivanti.
Some security experts recommend that you change your passwords frequently, though treat that advice with caution.
DON'T even think of using 'password' as your password.
Cyclonis Limited, a developer of software solutions focused on data management and organization, is proud to announce the launch of its first product - Cyclonis Password Manager.
Before 2009, password researchers proposed some heuristic methods to study the password-based authentication whose main purpose is to reveal the weaknesses of passwords and outright replace passwords in the end [5, 15].
Tod Beardsley, research director, Rapid7 said: "It's common today to ensure that passwords include an uppercase letter, lowercase letter, a number, and special character, and force users to change their password every 90 days, but such password restrictions tend to reduce password complexity--not enhance it.
Ekekezie who was addressing freight forwarders in Apapa recently, also advised them to be careful of whom they allow to be in control of their password, saying that some of their staff also compromise with the hackers.
Passwords are the oldest, secure and convenient way to authoritatively establish identities.