Tips to keep passwords from getting hacked

In my day as a network administrator, I constantly harped about passwords. We were a close-knit group, a kind of family, and it was not uncommon for employees to share their passwords with their co-workers, or keep them on a sticky note under their keyboard, or even openly share a password in an email. It was common to use the same password for all work-related accounts, and use the same password for years, use the names of children, husbands, wives or dead pets as a password.

Since then, the bad guys have acquired new tools and insights for breaking in. Here’s how to reduce the chances of your password getting hacked.

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4 Ways to Reduce the Chances of your Password Getting Hacked
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In my day as a network administrator, I constantly harped about passwords. We were a close-knit knit group, a kind of family, and It was not uncommon for employees to share their passwords with their co-workers, or keep them on a sticky note under their keyboard, or even openly tell me a password in an email. It was common to use the same password for all work-related accounts, use the same password for years, use the names of children, husbands, wives or dead pets. Since then, the bad guys have acquired new tools and insights for breaking in. Here's how to reduce the chances of your password getting hacked.
Diane Metcalf
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