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Not using personal details in passwords

Using personal details in passwords makes them easier to crack. Random words provide greater resilience.

Why is it important?

Passwords/passphrases become stronger with randomness. They are harder to brute force and become less susceptible to dictionary attacks.

Personal details decrease randomness. They can be searched for online and if used often enough, make passwords predictable.

Priority Tier

Behaviours in SebDB are ranked by their impact on risk. Tier 1 behaviours have the biggest impact, Tier 4 behaviours the least.

Tier 2

Risk Mitigated

Account Compromise

Account Compromise

Account compromise happens when unauthorised people access them.

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