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What is one thing almost everyone does wrong with passwords?

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8 months ago
Humans are incapable of being truly random

People are starting to realize that reusing passwords is terribly insecure (though too many people still do it!) But once individuals are past that, they still often think that generating their own complex passwords is just as secure as a random password generator. But the fact is humans are incapable of being truly random — they tend to draw inspiration from things they know or use patterns to remember the passwords they’ve created. A random generator will always be more secure than any human.

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