Password insecurity: Clever and not-so-clever tips

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In our line of work we encounter lots of passwords. We always try to turn our heads while doing our computer repairs to allow clients to enter their passwords but sometimes when a computer is left for repair at our office (4105 West Sixth Street, Lawrence, KS) a written password is necessary. Too often customers can’t remember a password so they write down a series of them (we promptly shred the papers with the password)

This great article talks about how “clever” passwords really aren’t at all and the hackers know to replace an O with a zero and a e with a 3. The article ends with great suggestions on creating and remembering passwords – be sure your password isn’t on this list.

For iPhone and iPad users, using “accented” characters is a quick and easy way to increase the security of your device/

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