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Lorrie Faith Cranor:
What’s wrong with your pa$$w0rd?

TEDxCMU · 17:41 · Filmed Mar 2014
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Lorrie Faith Cranor studied thousands of real passwords to figure out the surprising, very common mistakes that users — and secured sites — make to compromise security. And how, you may ask, did she study thousands of real passwords without compromising the security of any users? That's a story in itself. It's secret data worth knowing, especially if your password is 123456 ...

Security researcher
At Carnegie Mellon University, Lorrie Faith Cranor studies online privacy, usable security, phishing, spam and other research around keeping us safe online. Full bio
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