Monday, October 19, 2009

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How to Create a Hard-to-Crack Password

by Virginia DeBolt

Simple passwords put your online security -- and all your information -- at risk, but you may be surprised by how many people have easy-to-crack passwords.

A recent study of 10,000 Hotmail, MSN and passwords that were exposed online found that “123456″ was the most commonly used password. That no-brainer appeared 64 times.

Forty-two percent of the passwords used lowercase letters from a to z; only 6 percent mixed alpha-numeric and other characters, according to the analysis published in Wired Magazine.

Luckily, there are a few simple rules you can follow to create smart passwords that are hard to crack to protect yourself on the World Wide Web.

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