You’ve been told a LOT of times that the world is a dangerous place, and that you should only use ‘strong’ passwords for your accounting software, your email and social accounts, your online financial accounts…really all your accounts and apps that are supposed to be secure.

So you know what you OUGHT to do, but how do you do it?

You probably already know that you shouldn’t use your name, your address, your birthday, or the word “password”.

Actually, you are not supposed to use any word found in the dictionary.

Many experts advise you to use a nonsense string of upper and lower case letters, numbers, and special characters. One expert advised to use a longish phrase or line from a memorable book, movie, or song.

If you want to check out the quality or strength of your password, go to the free and secure Microsoft password evaluator and let it pass judgment on a password you use or are considering using. Very handy.

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