Passwords: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly – Ping Podcast – Episode 43

Episode 43: Passwords: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Keeping track of all your passwords can be tough. But if you make remembering them too easy, you’re probably making your passwords too easy for hackers to crack. On the latest Ping Podcast, we discuss a British study that shows a majority of UK residents veer toward obvious passwords. We talk about why they’re obvious, and how to do passwords right to not only make them possible to keep track of, but to stay secure as well.

In another special segment, we take on a cybersecurity quiz that stumped the majority of those who’ve taken it. We go through the seemingly not too difficult questions and how people did on each one. Play along yourself to see how you’d do, and learn why simply checking the cybersecurity training box wasn’t enough to educate these test-takers.

In headlines, it’s two breaches and a warning. First, we talk about a Facebook (please don’t call it a) breach. And then, we hear from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on his cyber concerns. And finally, we discuss a breach of ParkMobile that exposed license plate numbers and other personal info.

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