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Infographic: 2012, the year of password theft

This infographic breaks out the numbers of password theft exploits so far in 2012. Help your users understand the risks of bad password management.

Password theft is an ongoing problem, and large-scale thefts like that of LinkedIn this year continues to shine a spotlight on the risks of having your passwords compromised — time after time. The infographic below, courtesy of Security Coverage, breaks down the numbers for 2012 (so far). Are you using a password manager or recommending one to your organization's users? This infographic might help them understand the risk they face.

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