It’s official: Computer scientists pick stronger passwords

Posted by BernardSwiss on Nov 9, 2013 12:55 PM EDT
Ars Technica; By Dan Goodin
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If you're a student or teacher in a computer science school of a big college, chances are good that you pick stronger passwords than your peers in the arts school. In turn, the arts students usually pick better passwords than those in the business school, according to research presented this week.

The landmark study is among the first to analyze the plaintext passwords that a sizable population of users choose to safeguard high-value accounts...

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