Even if you run a tiny website and don't have much to hide, you (and your customers) are nevertheless at risk from criminals.
For example, @JokerCracker, who openly gives his reason for hacking as, "It's just a personal challenge".
Prince William gets photographed doing his day job - unfortunately, someone didn't spot the password pinned to the wall behind him..
Ninja? Princess? 123456?
Too many internet users are making poor decisions when choosing their passwords.
Think a passphrase of multiple, random dictionary words is as unguessable as long strings of gibberish, but easier to remember? Not necessarily, according to a recent study.
A professor at Utah Valley University analyzed the leaked password hashes stolen by Anonymous from security firm Stratfor and determined even their security minded customers choose weak passwords.
It was a computer security story that made headlines around the world, involving the private emails of a woman who could have become Vice President of the United States.