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Be Cyber Smart: Password Security



Password security tends to be inconvenient, meaningless, and a nuisance, right? WRONG! Password security exists to protect your data and account information from unwanted access. Having poor password security can lead to your account information being compromised and used much more than one would think.


Did you know that it only takes 10 minutes to crack a password that is lowercase and six characters long? Also, the password “123456” is still used by 23 million accounts. (Source: Article by By Ivana Vojinovic) These are some terrible practices and can lead to your, or your organization's, data being breached and leaked to people who should not have access to that information. Remember, when creating passwords you should be SMART:

Stay Techie,


Austin Pimentel

Technology Specialist II

Information Technology Services





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