Everyone from the US Department of Homeland Security to Twitter is now warning that the programming language has flaws which are being exploited by hackers and are advising users to disable it in their browsers. In the meantime, this is another useful reminder to take more case of what Twitter's head of security calls "password hygiene". That means passwords like "password" and "123456" just won't do any more. [BBC website, Feb 2012]
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the principles used to create an online password that cannot be easily be guessed
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