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Why a strong password doesn't help as much as a unique one

Glenn Fleishman | July 23, 2015
While it's important to have a well-chosen password to avoid it being cracked, unique passwords for every site and service are critical.

The only strong password I need to memorize is the one that secures my 1Password data, and which is never typed in at any online site or used elsewhere. While it sounds counter-intuitive, cracking passwords simply relies on the weakest link in a chain. A strong chain link doesn't prevent a weak one from snapping.

 

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