World Password Day - First Thursday in May
We are about to approach the first Thursday of May which means it’s also World Password Day. Officially declared in 2013 by Intel, World Password Day has successfully raised awareness about the importance and need of password security and practices. It’s safe to say that a majority of our lives also exist within the digital space and that means a majority of our information lives on the internet. As we protect and take care of ourselves physically, it’s crucial that we also protect ourselves digitally. And that ultimately begins with our passwords.
Senior Cyber Threat Intel Analyst at Digital Shadows stated that “passwords continue to be a major weak point across the internet. Most of the problems stem from password reuse, passwords that are not complex or otherwise easy to guess…” So how can we protect ourselves in the digital world, where we are constantly faced with online threats like phishing attempts, security breaches, leaks and more? Well we can start with safe and best practices for our passwords, and how fitting to do it for World Password Day.
Links from the APCUG for Password Day:
How To Prepare for World Password Day (mywot.com)
It's past time you started using a password manager (whether you like it or not) | ZDNet
How to Start Using a Password Manager in 2022 | Simple Explanation (allthingssecured.com)
This World Password Day consider ditching passwords altogether - Microsoft Security Blog
Some password reviews
The 5 Best Password Managers of 2022 - Review Geek
5 Best Password Managers (2022): Features, Pricing, and Tips | WIRED
Best Password Manager to Use for 2022 - CNET
The best password managers in 2022 | Tom's Guide (tomsguide.com)
Human Computers For centuries, “computers” were human beings - low-paid clerks doing simple math as part of a team performing complex calculations. Their humble work spurred advances in science, industry, national defense and, ultimately, in the invention of the computing machines that replaced them.
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