Protect Yourself With a Password No One Can Guess

These days Pa55w0rd isn’t going to cut it. But these hints will help you do better.

A good password isn’t necessarily synonymous with one that’s easy to remember. “Good,” in this context, is strong. You want a super strong password so that it’s more resistant to guessing and so that it’s unlikely to be found in a brute force dictionary hack.

Hackers and computer intruders use automated software as a way to submit hundreds of guesses per minute to open your account. The tools use lists of dictionary words to sequentially guess the password, and some will even add common symbols, numbers or signs that it thinks you may have added to the word to make it more complex.

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