We all know that it is a good idea to create strong, secure passwords for our online accounts and not use passwords like: password, apples, 1234, baseball or qwert; or passwords that include personal information like your date of birth or the date of birth of a family member. However, in our super busy world creating secure passwords that we can remember is a challenge. And today there is an article in the New York Times titled How to Devise Passwords That Drive Hackers Away that discusses the subject of creating safer, more secure passwords – and it does offer some helpful tips! The suggestions include never using the same password twice, never using proper words but instead using catch phrases (i.e. the first initial of each word in a phrase like TYwtws2013! For the catch phrase “The Yankees won the world series 2013!”

Here’s a link to the article for more in-depth information on how to create great passwords:


Have a great day!


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