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9 Jun


ImageIt’s more than just an annoyance to see the growing number of reports of password files being “leaked” or web based services being compromised by hackers. It is a serious security risk for many people – and we can’t be sure how many might be affected.

What can we think about doing that might reduce the risks? Here’s a few tips and ideas:

  1. Use different passwords everywhere. Even if you just add 3 different characters to the end of an 8-character password it can make it many times more difficult to crack.
  2. Know where you have registered! If you don’t keep bookmarks in your browser for all sites where you register, start doing that now, so that changing passwords is less of a chore in future. Sub folders for critical and less important sites can help prioritise this task.
  3. Thinking about critical sites – banking, personal information, etc – it is far better to have…

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