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    They're the first line of defense for your information security. Here's how to make them effective.


    Make them as long and ugly as possible. The longer, the better. Make them different for your different accounts. Use numbers and special characters: #@$5


    Use the same password for everything. Use obvious things like pets names, street you live on, etcetera. Use short or simple passwords. Use dictionary words in passwords.

Information Security

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