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Only the Strong Survive: Protect Your Content with Good Passwords

Is your information really secure? Don't use passwords with names or words that can be hacked — use a password generator to be sure your passwords are safe and unhackable.

It seems like every few days, we’re hearing a new story about passwords of some large (or not-so-large) company getting stolen, and we’re left wondering again whether or not our data is secure. It’s starting to feel like a different website or service is compromised every week, and it’s important to make sure all our information is protected securely.

The days of choosing your pet’s name as a password are gone — at least, they should be. Every time you sign up for a new site or service, be sure to choose a good, strong password. And try not to use the same password for multiple accounts — if you use the same password for different accounts, your chances of giving away access to your information only grows.

How do we recommend creating new passwords? Well, you can just close your eyes and slap your keyboard a few times, making sure to get a number, symbol and a capital letter in there. (Yeah, that actually works.) But we recommend using a password generator to take the guesswork out of creating passwords.

Once you’ve created lots of randomly generated passwords, though, you have a new problem: How do you keep track of them? Services like 1Password and LastPass are a great solution for that, keeping all your passwords behind loads of security so you’re protected.

Do you find yourself cringing every time you hear a news story about password hacking? Start using random passwords now, and change your old passwords to something new and unguessable — then you can rest assured your passwords are protected from here on out.

About Michael

Stuckey’s the captain of our developer team here at Infomedia, and he definitely leads by example, staying organized, dedicated and 100% committed to every project and client. He’s unfailingly easy-going and friendly — unless you happen to be a broken piece of code or an ailing website, in which case he’s a savage ready to attack the problem until it performs perfectly. On Stuckey’s desk, you’ll find Star Wars memorabilia, a picture of his wife, Ashley (she’s a Geometry teacher at Chelsea High School), a tribute to beards and possibly a to-go order from Kool Korner or the taco truck. On his iPhone? He’s listening to podcasts, audiobooks and keeping up with his fantasy football team.

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