14 Simple Steps for Writing Rock-Solid Passwords

Your online privacy depends on the strength of your passwords.

Your online privacy depends on the strength of your passwords.

 

Your privacy is only as safe as your weakest password.

Ok, so maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but let’s face it. The strength of your passwords is important. If it wasn’t, why would so many people be interested in hacking them!

Passwords keep your private stuff private. They make sure that the emails sent from your account are actually written by you. They make sure that the Posts, Likes and Comments that appear on your Facebook page are authentic. They keep your Dropbox photos private. They make sure your coffee card is used exclusively to buy frothy sweet drinks for the people you want to treat.

Of course, passwords also prevent criminals from draining your bank account, running up charges on your credit cards, and causing all sorts of other mischief.

Clearly, having a strong password and keeping it secure is important. Which leads to the question – how can you create rock-solid passwords and keep them protected? Here are 14 simple steps to help you out.

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4 Ways to Protect Your Privacy on Public WiFi

Public Wifi is convenient, but is it safe?
Public Wifi is convenient, but is it safe?

Internet cafés are so 2014. Today, almost every café worth its coffee beans offers free public WiFi. So do fast food restaurants, bus stops, intercity trains, airports, malls, libraries, hotels, and public toilets. Yes, even public toilets.

But the fact that WiFi is public and free doesn’t mean that it’s safe. To the contrary, it could be quite dangerous. Because if WiFi is free and accessible to you, then it’s free and accessible to everyone, including hackers.

WiFi On the Go – What You Need To Know

When you use free WiFi, you open up your device and communications to anyone else using that same free network. And though many people may be checking their email and updating their Facebook status just like you, others may be looking for their next online victim.

If you’re on public WiFi and your device is unprotected, hackers can access crucial personal information in seconds.

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The Dark Side of Social Media: The Privacy & Security Risks of Social Networks

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Social media allows us to be connected with thousands of people from all around the world, or simply be kept up-to-date on the latest and hottest trending topics. While there are many benefits of social media, there is also a dark side that could threaten your privacy and security if you let your guard down. Learn more about the dark side of social media and six ways to stay safe.
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Online Privacy: How to Minimize Your Digital Footprint

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Online privacy is a topic getting a lot of attention these days and has become a large concern among consumers. While the obvious solution is to take steps to better protect your online privacy, a survey published in Consumer Reports found that 62% of U.S. consumers “have done nothing to protect their privacy on the Internet.” This doesn’t mean consumers don’t care about privacy. In fact, the same survey notes that 58% of online users are concerned that the National Security Agency (NSA) may be spying on them.
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Online Tracking 101

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Whether you like it or not, your Internet activities are being monitored every time you log online. Learn who’s tracking you, and what it means for your privacy, and what you can do about it.
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