Password Sanity

Looks like the Katie Humprey’s article on “password sanity” is making syndication rounds in newspapers (including our local Plain Dealer). I had the opportunity to help give the writer our take on password security and provided the end quote for the article:

Derek Meister, a Geek Squad agent, said it’s important not to make security so complex that people get overwhelmed and default to insecure habits, like repeating simple passwords. He suggests thinking about digital security much like home security. It’s not perfect, but it can be a deterrent to those aiming to make trouble.

“You’re not looking to make your house into Fort Knox. You’re looking to make your house hard enough to get into that somebody will say, ‘I’m going to go elsewhere,’?” Meister said. “It’s the same with passwords.”

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