The bad password habits we just can’t break

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Despite a range of alternative authentication technologies, many systems still rely on passwords for their security. But a new study from Dashlane shows we’re still pretty bad at password selection. The analysts used research from Dr Gang Wang, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech, which analyzed over 61 million passwords. Dashlane researchers examined the data for patterns, highlighting simple mistakes that continue to be made by people who use passwords in daily life. Researchers found patterns across the keyboard, from not-so-randomly chosen letters and numbers to popular brands and bands, and even passwords created…

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