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Seriously, stop using qwerty as a password–enlist these password strategies instead

There’s some good advice here. One resource I haven’t used before is this one “If your password has been PWNED, make sure to change your password as soon as possible and make it unique for each site. There is a special government service that can help you check:“…

World Password Day is held on the first Thursday each May with the intention to promote more effective password usage. Strategies related to this involve complex passwords, two-factor authentication, and password managers to securely store comprehensive passwords as well as security questions/answers associated with them.

Of course, Password Day should be an everyday occurrence and not an annual event. As a system administrator who has spent way too much of his career resetting lost or forgotten passwords, reducing the stress involved with this process for both users and administrators is a high priority.

I spoke with Ivan Novikov, CEO of Wallarm, an AI-based application security platform, regarding password tips to improve your security hygiene. As a white hat hacker and penetration tester who received bounty awards from Google, Facebook, Honeywell, and others, Novikov has extensive experience in the field.


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Peter Glock
Over 30 years of designing, building and managing telecoms and IT services. Primarily working with large enterprise and professional services businesses in Asia, North America, continental Europe and the UK. Information security professional, secret physics nerd.

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