If I were a betting man, I’d place a wager that some of you reading this article re-use the same password for multiple online services: online banking, enterprise email, your personal Gmail account, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Skype (to name but a few).

Don’t worry, you’re not alone: you share an affliction with many millions of people around the world – and even as a security professional, I’ll admit that until a few years ago, I was guilty of the same. Why do we do it? Well, that’s simple: it makes it easy to remember. Unfortunately, it also makes the job of the hacker much easier than if we had different passwords for each account. Keep reading →