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Most Major Websites Encourage Terrible Passwords

21
May
2014

Dashlane, a Paris-based password-management company, gave a presentation called “Passwords & Puppies” here today (May 20). To evaluate how major sites encouraged (or did not encourage) safe password creation and maintenance, Dashlane devised 22 criteria to evaluate websites. At minimum, Dashlane posited, websites should check a password’s complexity, disallow common boneheaded passwords (such as “password” or “12345”), help users create strong passwords and limit failed login attempts.

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