Passwords: You’re doing it wrong. Here’s how to make them uncrackable.

PC World – For years now I’ve harangued relatives about their shoddy password practices. Either they use easily hacked passwords or forget   the passwords they’ve created–sometimes both.

If you won’t take it from me, beloved family, consider this Password Day (yes, apparently it’s a thing) statement from McAfee’s Robert Siciliano: “74% of Internet users use the same password across multiple websites, so if a   hacker gets your password, they now have access to all your accounts. Reusing passwords for email, banking, and social media   accounts can lead to identity theft and financial loss.”

What’s the fix? It’s easier than you might think. For starters, head to Intel’s Password Grader to see just how easily cracked your current password is. (The site promises not to retain any information, though still recommends   that you not use your actual password–so maybe just use somethings similar.)  (Read More)

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