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Re­gard­less of whether it’s your pet’s name or a daily re­minder to be a good per­son, a weak pass­word — es­pe­cially one you use for more than one ser­vice — can leave you vul­ner­a­ble to hack­ers.

Math­e­mat­ics shows that long pass­words made up of a few words strung to­gether are harder for a bot to guess in a brute­force at­tack than six char­ac­ters of non­sense.

Many ex­perts rec­om­mend us­ing a pass­word gen­er­a­tor to cre­ate hard-to-guess, fre­quently changed pass­words.

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