The article I want to share for this week was called “Password Reuse Remains Rampant.” This articled talked about that based on a professional survey, it found that 95% of respondents recognized the characteristics of a strong password. Even so, 47% are still using their initials, friends or family names as their keys. And about 42% use significant dates and numbers, and 26% use pet names. All information that’s easily obtainable through social media sites or a casual acquaintance. Passwords reuse across accounts create more hackers to attack because of their lower-prioritized accounts. Many people admit to understanding the risks but continue to repeat the behavior despite knowing they have leaving sensitive information vulnerable to potential hackers.
Protecting password is one of the most common way for us to focus on because people use password every day in every work. That some large company’ higher executives use weak passwords may easily negatively result data leakage and lose, and some sensitive emails and information may be post publicly. Some employees write down their accounts and passwords and put them on their working desk. This may lead their colleagues to perform fraud activities.So protecting password becomes the first top of security risk for us and we need to manage the security risk well by protecting password!