MCC Daily Tribune Archive

The Harm in Password Reuse

You should never use your work email address when signing up for and accessing personal web sites. Cybercriminals are compromising these websites and posting lists of usernames, passwords, security questions, and other personal information on the Internet.  This is a vulnerability when the password is exposed in coordination with other information that identifies who is using the password, such as first and last names, login names, or email address. 

People tend to reuse passwords with different accounts. This allows cybercriminals to take advantage of a reused password on other accounts.   This could put MCC at risk, as well as, all your personal accounts.  Please read the attached Security Newsletter for more reasons why you should avoid using the same password for multiple accounts.

Donna Pogroszewski
Communications and Network Services

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