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The days of long, complicated passwords are over

The days of long, complicated passwords are over | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
As threats evolve, so does the advice on creating passwords to foil the bad guys. Here are the latest recommendations
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"Along with this unconventional advice comes a bunch of useful suggestions"
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Apple blocks tool that brute-forces iCloud passwords

Apple blocks tool that brute-forces iCloud passwords | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The tool allowed attackers to try a large number of passwords for Apple ID accounts
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It worked by trying out a large number of passwords for the targeted Apple IDs.

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How to prevent #cyber #bullying?

How to prevent #cyber #bullying? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
With the increase in the usage of technology, a monster by the name of cyber-bully has also emerged. Stopbullying.gov states cyber bullying to be the kind which is conducted through the use of computers and mobile phones.
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You should be aware of the passwords and screen names your child has for all devices used

 

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Why you don't need long, complex passwords

Why you don't need long, complex passwords | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
These days, hackers steal passwords wholesale, not one by one, which is why you can ignore outdated password practices
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These days, most cases of password theft occur in one of two ways: phishing or credential database compromise. P..............

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Considerations For Your Business' Cloud Computing Plans

Considerations For Your Business' Cloud Computing Plans | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud Computing Plans - While you can easily access your cloud data from any spot in the world, you must be rather cautious when using it
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Your plans for cloud computing need to be explored with care. As great as it can be, you must make sure you are cautious when allowing people to access whatever you have on your cloud network.

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Considerations For Your Business' Cloud Computing Plans

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Most Common Passwords list - May be Yours is one of them

Most Common Passwords list - May be Yours is one of them | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
1000 Most Common Passwords list - Never use them,Most Common passwords is a threat to security,avoid using top worst passwords from this collection
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Once hackers know your login id they will start using the passwords from the list. It is a good idea if your password is not on this list.

 

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Passwords - is yours on this list, if it is change it ASAP

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Dump your passwords! 8 security and identity breakthroughs

Dump your passwords! 8 security and identity breakthroughs | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
From electronic pills to digital tattoos, these eight innovations aim to secure systems and identities without us having to remember a password ever again
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One day, passwords will be a thing of the past, and a slew of technologies are being posited as possibilities for a post-password world. ............

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Is this your password? Change it. 3 keys to a more secure password

Is this your password? Change it. 3 keys to a more secure password | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Easy-to-remember number sequences are way too easy to guess. Here are three keys to creating a more secure password.
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Truly shocking to see how naive users can be when dealing with passwords.

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