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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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Celeb Hacking Highlights Password Insecurities

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