Why You Should Stop Using Passwords like "QWERTY"
A recent article in The Detroit News discussed why so many passwords are so bad and how not watching over them can lead to identity theft.  In part, the article discusses how "an easy password is like no password."

The expert suggests that using a combination of upper-and lower-case letters, numbers and symbols is the best way to thwart identity thieves.

For example, when placed up against a
password solving computer program, the namePassword Saftey "Jones," will be solved instantly.  "Jones56" takes 14 minutes, while "Jones567" takes 15 hours.  Interrupt the letters, and things get better quickly. Let's say you were born in December. "Jo1212nes" gets you 39 days. Now add a third 12, but hit the capital letters key for the middle one — "Jo12!@12nes" — and you're good for 4 million years.

Take the time to review your passwords and update on a regular basis. A few preventive passwords can save you time and money, while keeping identity theft at bay!

Source: Greenpath

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