Beware the poor password

Thousands of consumers are leaving themselves at risk from fraud and identity theft because the shortness and simplicity of their online passwords leave them susceptible to basic, brute force password attack.

That’s the conclusion of a new report by data security expert Imperva. It found that a third of people choose passwords made up of six or fewer characters, while 60% opt for passwords from a limited set of alpha-numeric characters.

Nearly 50% of users used names, slang words, dictionary words or trivial passwords such as consecutive digits, or adjacent keyboard keys.

http://uk.biz.yahoo.com/11032010/389/worst-passwords-use-online.html

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