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Top 5 ways to pick a secure password

Top 5 ways to pick a secure password By Tom Merritt, www.techrepublic.com

Oh, passwords. Someday the FIDO alliance or somebody will save us from them. Until that heady day, we still need them and we need to choose ones that are really hard to guess. Even if you have two-factor authentication turned on—which you should—secure passwords are still a good idea. Fire up your Horse Battery Staple, here are five things to know to pick a good password.


How Password Constraints Give You a False Sense of Security By David Murphy, lifehacker.com

The next time you’re forced to make a password—especially if a site requires you to use a crazy combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, or a number, or a symbol—don’t assume that these attempts at obfuscation automatically mean that your password is incredible and secure. 

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