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The Changing Landscape of Password Management

There have been a lot of interesting developments in Password Management since NIST, National Institute of Standards and Technology (a division of US Dept. of Commerce), revised the 14-year-old guidelines last November with final updates issued in June 2017.  The now-retired 72-year-old author of the original 2003 NIST, Bill Burr, was quoted  in The Wall Street Journal as saying “Much of what I did I now regret.”  Great Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre has also chimed in with similar updated recommendations on Password Security. Many of the recommendations are targeted to IT system administrators regarding steps they should be taking. 

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A Guide to Creating An Unbreakable Password

We all know that we need to make strong passwords to protect our data. That’s easier said than done. By now, you’re probably aware of the popular techniques to protect your password. You can add numbers or special characters to your password. You can also change your password frequently. These tips may have worked in the past. However, hackers are becoming more adept at hacking passwords than ever before. 40 percent of people have had their information compromised, account hacked, or password stolen. Are you looking to make your password