World Password Day

Happy (and anxious?) world password day!

Identity theft has become common place, hurting individuals in profound ways. Health care organizations also suffer. Hacks analogous to identity theft hurt the organization and all dependent professionals, patients and populations.

The most damaging attacks succeed because individuals are fooled into releasing credentials, or are lulled into using patterned credentials stolen outside the organization, then used within the organization. A curious coincidence... on World Password Day, Twitter announces that their password store may have been exposed. How many of us style our passwords for clinical apps like we do for our social apps?

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