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Security - Privacy - Anonymity
It is madness to use the same password for accessing a site which tells you the football results as the one which gives you access to your online bank account.
Creating Secure Passwords
One of the problem with passwords is that users forget them. In an effort to not forget them, they use simple things like their dog’s name, their son’s first name and birthdate, the name of the current month- anything that will give them a clue to remember what their password is.
For the curious hacker who has somehow gained access to your computer system this is the equivalent of locking your door and leaving the key under the doormat. Without even resorting to any specialized tools a hacker can discover your basic personal information- name, children’s names, birthdates, pets names, etc. and try all of those out as potential passwords.
Learn how to create and remember easy secure passwords HERE.
Dancho Danchev also investigates the "buy your own hacker kit" market. A much more informative article, it challenges the US$15 price for a kit, declaring the cost to be US$300. Dancho also has a close look at the underground culture of the net.
Read the article HERE.
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