Password protection for everyone
Source: H Security - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Host Security First things first: never use the same password for multiple services. To avoid losing track of the resulting multitude of passwords, use either a password safe or a personalised password system. And there's a technique you can use to memorise the required complicated master password. Let's begin by pointing out that the responsibility for the security of internet passwords actually lies with the service operators. If these operators are careless with their users' passwords and, like RockYou, store passwords in plain text on their servers and then have them stolen from there as well, users can't win. A similar thing applies when, as in the case of LinkedIn and Last.fm, passwords in the form of unsalted SHA1 or MD5 hashes fall into the wrong hands.

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