Reusing passwords puts privacy at risk

December 5th, 2006

Growing use of the web is stripping people of their personal [tag]privacy[/tag], warns a UN agency report.

The number of passwords and logins web users need makes it inevitable they will re-use phrases, warned the International Telecommunications Union.

Re-using these identifiers puts people at serious risk of falling victim to identity theft, said the ITU report.

BBC News

Reusing passwords is bad, especially for logins that could cause you a financial loss should it be compromised.

I recommend using [tag]PasswordSafe[/tag] - not only will this free utility keep your current passwords safe, it will also help you have quick access your passwords and also generate new, strong passwords.

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2 Responses to “Reusing passwords puts privacy at risk”

  1. InsureBlog Says:

    Cavalcade of Risk #15......

    So, take a break from that last minute shopping, sit back, and enjoy the show. And a great big Thank You to everyone who submitted, and a few who didn't (but got included anyway):...

  2. Fetch Blogs » Blog Archive » Cavalcade of Risk #15… Says:

    [...] ■ The PC-Doctor prescribes a dose of common sense: reusing passwords can be dangerous to your (computer’s) health! [...]