Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Passwords | Al Khaleej newspaper

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“GT Georgia Tech”

With the growing number of online accounts and the rise of cyber threats, password security has become an important concern for individuals and organizations. However, a recent study revealed that outdated password practices are still in place, putting millions of people at risk.

A study conducted by a group of cybersecurity experts from around the world analyzed data on 10 million leaked passwords, and the alarming results showed that many people continue to use weak passwords that are easy to guess.

One of the most disturbing findings was the prevalence of common passwords like “123456” and “password”. It is easy for hackers to gain unauthorized access to personal accounts.

Another worrying trend found in the study is the reuse of passwords across multiple accounts. Many people have been found to use the same password for their email, social media and online banking accounts. This practice poses a significant risk because a single account leads to Hacked into Domino Effect, allowing hackers to access multiple accounts.

The study also highlights the importance of regularly updating passwords. A large number of individuals do not change their passwords for years, leaving their accounts vulnerable to attack.

Experts recommend changing passwords at least every three months and using a combination of letters, numbers and special characters to improve security.

The results of this study underscore the urgent need for individuals and organizations to adopt strong password practices.

Educating users about the importance of using unique and complex passwords and updating them regularly is essential to reduce the risks of cyber attacks.

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