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antdude
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Report: U.S. Government Is as Bad at Passwords as You Are

»mashable.com/2014/02/04/cybersec···sswords/

I am not surprised since users are humans. :P



Kilroy
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The whole thing is that it shouldn't matter what a user's password is, provided it isn't written down and cannot be guessed in six attempts. If it meets those standards then the user has done their job. If the password database is compromised it is no longer the user's fault.
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DownTheShore
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Government agencies have a tougher time luring workers away from the private sector and, in general, there's a "shortage of cybersecurity talent,"

That's a major part of the problem, from my experience. The government IT people are well-meaning, but for the most part they've been promoted up into those positions because they have some type of computer experience, not because that was the job they were trained to do. They don't think like hackers.
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