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Why '123456' is a great password

Antone Gonsalves | July 21, 2014
Researchers say the simplest passwords are useful within a strategy that saves the hardest-to-remember credentials for the most critical sites and services.

In those cases, users will counter the security measure by writing down the password or storing it in a digital address book that could get hacked.

"You need to strike a balance between customer convenience and security and that balance is struck by having other measures besides passwords," Litan said.

Businesses should also have technology in place that monitors login behavior and user activity to watch for anomalies that would indicate malware or hackers.


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