Are Your Passwords Protecting You from Today’s Hackers?

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This is such an important subject. There is no one immune to having their passwords hacked and their private information stolen. We need to keep up with the best ways to protect ourselves in hopes that we can stay ahead of potential hackers / thieves. I really learned something from reading this article on Lifehacker. I hope you will take the time as well. It certainly made me rethink some of my password strategies. 

Please stop by and check it out over at Lifehacker.com. It could prevent a disaster from happening to you.

 

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  1. Patricia Weber says:

    I'm suspect of those online password generators that the article mentions. Good on all other counts so thanks for sharing this one.

    • Geek Girl says:

      This is just one of those subjects that you have to discuss whether you want to or not. I have had my password hacked so I know first hand what can happen. Not good….

  2. findingourwaynow says:

    This is a wonderful (and scary) piece of information. Thank you for bringing to our attention. 🙂

    • Geek Girl says:

      I thought I had myself protected until I got hacked and had to find a better way. Boring but necessary subject…

  3. projectwhitespace says:

    Not so boring actually. I need to make some changes . . . :-/

    • Geek Girl says:

      I hear you. I had to rethink how I create my passwords after being hacked.

  4. Thanks for posting that link, Cheryl, and for getting us thinking about our online security.

    It's really amazing how hackers can figure out patterns, isn't it? Too bad they didn't have something better to do with their time. 🙂

    • Geek Girl says:

      Yeah, hackers make habit of making our lives more difficult.

  5. namirusso says:

    Thanks for the link. While we are on the subject, do you have any recommendations for password managers?

    • Geek Girl says:

      That will be one of my next posts. 🙂

  6. namirusso says:

    PS: the article was fantastic.

    • Geek Girl says:

      Thank you!

  7. Thanks for sharing Cheryl! Presumed I would have to do something drastic to get more secure. But wonder of all wonders I already do what they say.

    Read up on it when Russian Viagra spammers took over one of my email addresses. My friends and I used to laugh about the fact that I was peddling viagra:-) But naturally I wanted nothing to do with these Russian gangsters. So I found out how to create a password that's difficult to crack.

    • Geek Girl says:

      I am so glad you are already practicing safe password protection. I learned the hard way and now I am trying to be proactive. Hackers are far too talented and have way too much time on their hands for us to ignore them.

  8. JeriWB says:

    Your post serves as a much needed reminder! My computer got hacked about a year ago, right after we moved across the country. It was such a pain to set everything straight. I definitely need to use a password generator. I am really bad at typing in the trickier ones correctly and sometimes have to try over and over and over to get them right!

    • Geek Girl says:

      I have been hacked as well. I need all the help I can get.