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Nov 30 2011   11:55PM GMT

I just scored 68.2% on the LastPass Security Challenge

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

Better, but I’m not there yet. Truth is, I haven’t been working on the existing passwords and there are now many, many sites that I no longer even log into. I did my first LastPass Security Challenge on July 11, 2010 and reported on it in this article: I Just Scored 55.7% on the LastPass Security Challenge. Here are my key results this time:

Top strength rating for passwords is 100% – my average is 63.9% Yikes!
24 unique passwords are used on more than one site – a definite no-no.
101 sites are using duplicate passwords – some of these are OK, but poor practice.
29 of my passwords score below 50% strength rating.
Average password length is 9.1 characters – 10 characters would be better.

One key factor that has greatly improved: Multifactor Authentication Score is 7/10. That’s probably due to my using the Yubikey.

Are you using LastPass and Yubikey? You should be.

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