A few other articles that caught our eye:
Why your password can't have symbols--or be longer than 16 characters << Ars Technica discusses the sheer variety of password practices across sites and services, some of which are counter-intuitive and maddening. There's no question of the need for a password manager to centrally store and "remember" your passwords for you, since it's near-impossible to cope with all the variations of password requirements.
Twitter Warns Journalists: We Believe These Attacks Will Continue << Twitter sent a memo to news organizations stating that, while Twitter continues to work to improve security for its users, the organizations are also responsible for implementing better security standards. Amongst their recommendations were the company-wide use of password managers, with a nod to LastPass as a solution. This is a message we hope continues to spread; as we said above, end-users need to be just as proactive now in protecting their online life.
Teenage Password Security: Risk of Identity Theft << While they're arguably the most tech-savvy generation, the current teenage population is opening itself up to significant risks of identity theft due to poor password strategies coupled with over-sharing online. We'll add that this demographic typically believes they "don't have data worth stealing", so it's clear more education is needed here to provide tools for better password hygiene while highlighting the true costs of identity theft.
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