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Protect Yourself Against Leaked Passwords
By: KC Morgan
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    2010-02-03

    Table of Contents:
  • Protect Yourself Against Leaked Passwords
  • How to Spot Phishers
  • Password Strength
  • Protect Your Passwords!

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    The moral of the story is that yes, there are lots of malicious people and programs out there who are going to try to steal your passwords. However, there are many ways to protect yourself against leaks, cracks, codes and dangerous software thatís designed to steal away your personal data.

    Virus protection software. Always have good virus protection software in place, with firewalls turned on, so youíll receive instant warnings of malicious Web sites and files. Before downloading anything from an unknown source, scan it for safetyís sake.

    Password strength. The truth is, it can be very difficult to remember passwords when you have so many -- and you definitely canít risk writing them all down. But online safety requires you to choose strong passwords, so what can you do?

    Try creating passwords that all pertain to a certain theme -- sports teams, vitamins, exotic foods, etc. These words may not come to mind easily when youíre trying to crack passwords, but if you know your theme you should only have to take a few guesses if youíve let a password slip your mind.

    Change it up. You should also change passwords periodically in order to strengthen your security. Itís always a good idea to freshen up every so often, and some change their passwords every single day. 


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