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Stealing employee passwords as easy as 1-2-3…4-5

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A new report by Internet-security firm Imperva says “123456” is the most common computer password, followed by “12345”, “123456789” and “password.” The report analyzed 32 million passwords recently exposed during the breach of an online retailer.

Advice: Require employees to choose a password that contains a minimum of eight characters and includes a mix of upper-case letters, lower-case letters and numbers.

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