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Ever had 'password rage'? There's a solution.

By Mark Lee Greenblatt

02 Aug 2023 · 3 min read

informed Summary

  1. Experiencing "password rage"—when failing to remember the correct combination of words and other characters—often leads to poor practices. These include reusing the same password or using easy-to-remember words, which can expose users to cybercriminals.

Have you ever had "password rage"? You know, shouting at your computer screen, swearing or throwing a tantrum because you can't remember a password?

If your answer is yes, you're not alone. Even computer security professionals suffer from it. In a 2015 poll at an IT security conference, one-third of respondents admitted to feeling this way.

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