TOAST.net recently began requiring our customers to use a minimum 8 character password due to security enhancements we’re implementing. When contacting our users that were sporting such classic passwords as “abc123“, “fred“, or my favorite: “none“, I was a bit surprised at some of the responses we were receiving. People seem to be reluctant to choose a better password for strange reasons:
- I’ve been using the same password for years!
- I can’t remember another password!
- I don’t care about my password, there’s nothing important in there anyway!
I thought I would take some time to explain why password security is critical on any Internet account, despite it’s importance. Continue reading “Password Security – You Need To Care”