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Password management is a huge problem at large institutions. Groups of support workers frequently share passwords because it's the most practical approach to doing their jobs--even if against the rules. Most users voluntarily choose extremely weak passwords, so organizations enforce strong password rules--which then encourages users to write them down.

In the good old days, to break into a bank you had to get in the front door, into the safe, and then out again without being thwarted or caught. Now, you can do it all from the comfort of your home office. This problem is bigger than most people realize...

by asdf on Sun Jan 27th, 2008 at 12:56:48 PM EST

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