passwords

Hope, Memory, And Passwords

Nov 25, 2014
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Passwords are a huge part of our technology driven world. In order to be safe, they are supposed to be long, full of numbers and symbols. We're also supposed to have an arsenal of different codes at our disposal. But the truth is people often use their passwords as a form of memory. On this edition of Up to Date, Steve Kraske talks with journalist Ian Urbina about the hidden truths behind our passwords.

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About 3 weeks ago, users learned that hackers had gained access to LinkedIn's databases, when 6.5 million passwords were posted to an underground forum.