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44 million use compromised MS passwords

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"Microsoft's identity threat researchers have revealed that 44 million of its users are still using passwords that have previously been compromised in past data breaches.

"The 44 million weak accounts comprised both Microsoft Services Accounts (regular users) and Azure AD accounts too, suggesting businesses are not adopting proper password hygiene."

Full monty at IT Pro (UK magazine): https://www.itpro.co.uk/security/identity-and-access-management-iam/354289/44-million-microsoft-customers-found-using

And at ZD Net: https://www.zdnet.com/article/44-million-microsoft-users-reused-passwords-in-the-first-three-months-of-2019/

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Dumbledore the Awesome

well, it's ****** impossible to come up with a password that satisfies anyone's impossible requirements.

"1jhfawerj7cn54-!"  "Weak password. Try again"

"kdfkwqic588k877867^^^!!! "Weak password.Try again" 

"&^&£$(£&$YGHGGYGY"!"!   "Weak password.Try again" 

And you must have a different passwurd for every single thing, they insist. And you must not ever write them down anywhere. And do not click "remember password?". Since yes, we can all have no difficulty remembering

"1jhfawerj7cn54-!", "kdfkwqic588k877867^^^!!! and "&^&£$(£&$YGHGGYGY"!"! , can't we. 

 

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ExpandMyMind
12 minutes ago, Dumbledore the Awesome said:

well, it's ****** impossible to come up with a password that satisfies anyone's impossible requirements.

"1jhfawerj7cn54-!"  "Weak password. Try again"

"kdfkwqic588k877867^^^!!! "Weak password.Try again" 

"&^&£$(£&$YGHGGYGY"!"!   "Weak password.Try again" 

And you must have a different passwurd for every single thing, they insist. And you must not ever write them down anywhere. And do not click "remember password?". Since yes, we can all have no difficulty remembering

"1jhfawerj7cn54-!", "kdfkwqic588k877867^^^!!! and "&^&£$(£&$YGHGGYGY"!"! , can't we. 

 

Take the first letters of every word of a quote you like to use as the letters and then put a set of numbers in there that you can memorise (anywhere, beginning, end or middle) along with a single symbol. That'll satisfy them.

Then, if you want, you can get a password manager, use the above password for the manager and have it generate a different strong random password for every site and remember them for you.

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Rlyeh
1 hour ago, Dumbledore the Awesome said:

well, it's ****** impossible to come up with a password that satisfies anyone's impossible requirements.

"1jhfawerj7cn54-!"  "Weak password. Try again"

"kdfkwqic588k877867^^^!!! "Weak password.Try again" 

"&^&£$(£&$YGHGGYGY"!"!   "Weak password.Try again" 

And you must have a different passwurd for every single thing, they insist. And you must not ever write them down anywhere. And do not click "remember password?". Since yes, we can all have no difficulty remembering

"1jhfawerj7cn54-!", "kdfkwqic588k877867^^^!!! and "&^&£$(£&$YGHGGYGY"!"! , can't we. 

 

I use a random password generator.

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