How secure are your internet passwords?

  • 5 October 2012
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I could go into the details, but I believe this infographic really says it all. Plus, you can just read the full article here. Enjoy...
 
 


 
 

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Steve Gibson's site has a great utility that will help you understand how long it would take to crack your password.  As long as you take the advice above and don't use 123456 or "password".  
https://www.grc.com/haystack.htm
 
I highly recommend that anyone interested in security should listen to Steve's weekly podcast with Leo Laport.
 
https://www.grc.com/securitynow.htm
 
 
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Awesome info!
 
I wonder if Webroot users knew that Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus and Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete both have password management that's even better than Password Genie...  That Password Genie stuff has been rated as 3/5 stars but the password management included in those two versions of Webroot was rated a full Five Stars out of five.  Plus you can use it on your computer AND on your Android phone too!
 
Hmmm...   I might consider telling them sometime. 🙂
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All you need to know - http://xkcd.com/936/
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@ wrote:
All you need to know - http://xkcd.com/936/
 
Now try to remember 25 of those. 😉
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@ wrote:
@ wrote:
All you need to know - http://xkcd.com/936/
 
Now try to remember 25 of those. ;)
Hell no! I use LastPass.
 
That being said, a password like 'tomcatpineapplebinaryangel' would be secure enough to use on all your accounts, as well as being easy to memorise. In fact, even at one hundred trillion guesses per second, it'd take 20.36 trillion centuries to crack it, according to the aforementioned 'Password Haystacks' site.
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It should be noted that WSA IS Plus & Complete's Password Management utility is based on LastPass.

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