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Government Employees Are Bad at Passwords, Commission Says

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February 4, 2014
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A Homeland Security committee report says IRS, DHS and Nuclear Regulatory Commission employees are worse at password security than the general public. Video provided by Newsy


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How to Securely Manage Your Passwords

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Starbucks App Caught Storing User Credentials in Plain Text

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Newsy (Jan. 16, 2014) — A security researcher has discovered Starbucks' iOS app stores usernames, passwords and email addresses in plain text, without encryption.
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