You’ve heard the advice before about good password practices: Use a combination of uppercase, lowercase, numbers and special characters. Don’t use common words (especially “password”). Change your password regularly. Use a different password for every login.
You follow them as best you can. Maybe your company even has the policies enforced so you must follow them. But it gets hard to remember all those weird passwords. So, you start writing them down. Maybe it’s an Excel file saved on your desktop. Or emails you saved in a folder in Outlook. Or a piece of paper under your computer.
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