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Change that Password!

Password
Last week, after news broke out that three major web service sites had passwords linked on-line (LinkedIn, E-harmony, and Last FM)
(http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57449325-83/what-the-password-leaks-mean-to-you-faq/)

it seems like a good time to remind everyone once again that regularly changing your passwords is a very good idea! 

If you subscribe to any of three services listed above, I would recommend that you change your password immediately. To help you develop strong and secure passwords, the following document does a good job describing what constitutes a good password: http://hitachi-id.com/password-manager/docs/choosing-good-passwords.html.

Also, there have been several Techbits articles posted previously that cover password issues:

http://scls.typepad.com/techbits/2011/03/daisy-daisy-give-me-your-passwords-do.html

http://scls.typepad.com/techbits/2010/06/my-password-is-password.html

http://scls.typepad.com/techbits/2010/11/passwords-are-like-underwear.html

I guess we can't stress this enough!  Change those passwords and change them to something secure.

 

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