The recent theft of confidential documents from Twitter’s Google Docs account points out the dangers of insecure passwords. NTEN’s blog discusses the details of the break-in and lessons we should learn from it. The chief lesson: good passwords are key to good security.
A 2007 NTEN post provided suggestions and resources for creating strong passwords and establishing a password policy. More recently, Slate.com published an article called Fix Your Terrible, Insecure Passwords in Five Minutes with general password tips and a clever algorithm for developing strong passwords. You can also look at TechSoup’s Security Corner for more tips, articles, blog posts, and resources on securing your information.
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