By Alan Graner
There was another data breech this week, and another million or so passwords were stolen.
This trend will continue until you do something about it. Here’s how to protect yourself.
The Internet’s 25 Worst Passwords, and What They Say About You
This list of 25 worst passwords is compiled from files posted online in the wake of security breaches. They’re accompanied by an expert analysis of what each says about the person using it. If your password is on the list, change it now. That’s right, don’t wait. Change it NOW.
How I’d Hack Your Weak Passwords
How would someone go about hacking your password? For 20% of you it’s simply guessing which of the 10 worst passwords you’re using. For the rest of us, a brute force attack would probably do the job nicely. To prevent your password from being stolen, a professional hacker offers these 10 suggestions.
Passwords: You’re Doing It Wrong. Here’s How to Make Them Uncrackable
Almost 75% of internet users use the same password across multiple websites, so if a hacker cracks one account, he can access all your accounts. Here’s a step-by-step process to make your password “unhackable” and protect yourself.
Tips for Creating a Complex Password
The biggest challenge to creating a complex password is making it easy to remember. Here’s how geeks protect their own passwords.
How to Create Secure Passwords You Can Actually Remember
A truly secure password is a function of length, complexity and unpredictability. Here are some expert tips for making your passwords stronger.
Review: The Best Password Managers for PCs, Macs, and Mobile Devices
A password manager will help secure your identity and increase the strength of your passwords. It will even generate strong passwords you don’t have to remember. Here’s an evaluation of six leading password managers.
If your password(s) have ever been hacked, we’d like to hear how you dealt with it.
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Alan Graner is Chief Creative Officer at Daly-Swartz Public Relations, an Orange County, CA business marketing content and distribution firm. For content that makes you stick out from the crowd, email Jeffrey Swartz at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit www.dsprel.com.