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Password Security, Protection, and Management

Original release date: October 23, 2012 | Last revised: February 06, 2013

Overview

With the many ways we use the internet, it’s easy to consider some passwords less important than others. However, all passwords are important because wrongdoers can piece together the information you store online and use it for their benefit. They can even use information you share on social media networks. And commercial websites give customers the ability to store billing and shipping addresses along with credit card information.

This paper offers recommendations for protecting your information by selecting strong passwords and storing and managing them safely. Included are common mistakes and remedies as well as using password managers.

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