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Why asking you to change your password makes it easier to hack the system

October 29, 2016

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The requests cascade in: Reset your password. Update your anti-virus program. If, as a computer user, such digital demands irritate you, you may have computer “security fatigue.”

It’s an actual phenomenon, studied by behavioral scientists and computer security experts. It happens when users get bombarded with security warnings and demands for compliance. As a result, the studies show, three-quarters of computer users know how to make strong passwords but don’t practice what they know. It just seems too overwhelming.

 

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