The week in security: Really, change your passwords. Pretty please?

Did you change your passwords in recognition of World Password Day? Probably not, if you go by the results of a new study of password habits that suggested 55 percent of people wouldn’t even change their passwords if they found out their account had been hacked.

The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) is going one step further, responding to last year’s WannaCry devastation with a deal to adopt Windows 10 en masse.

Indeed, users of Windows 10 can go password-free – with a small catch.

Meanwhile, a critical bug in Schneider Electric industrial-control systems threatened critical industrial plants.

It’s the kind of exploitation that creates a ready-made opportunity for companies that can simplify the process of identifying and dealing with vulnerabilities. But with hackers steering away from high-profile (and high priority) critical vulnerabilities, a hybrid visibility tool is offering a new way to identify potential soft spots in the enterprise defence.

Google offered an alternative to the .com domain, launching the .app top-level domain (TLD) just for apps. This is the kind of step that may help improve the security story for users of cloud services, who face an intensifying data-protection burden as cloud adoption continues to explode.

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