Is password security really that important?

Is password security really that important?

Did you know that the most popular password at the end of 2018 was “123456”, followed by “password” in second place? Here’s a list of the top 25 which might seem alarming…or not.

So, unsurprisingly, this week we’re talking passwords…yes, those things we love to hate…but why do we love to hate them? Why exactly are we so bad at changing our passwords regularly? What’s wrong with using the same password across multiple accounts?

To help us tackle the password conundrum, Cyber Security Specialist at ESET, Jake Moore, uncovers some tactics the hackers employ to steal our passwords and gives advice for better password management. Take a listen below!

Presenter: Anna Delaney
Music: The Pain, Nick Homes

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/cracking-cyber-security-podcast-from-teiss/id1378994502?mt=2

Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/business-reporter/cracking-cyber-security-podcast

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