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Protect Your Passwords from Theft

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Passwords are the keys to a person’s identity.  However, it is more and more often the case that we hear of passwords and their corresponding usernames falling into malicious hands … causing financial loss, time loss, emotional distress, and worse.

In this day and age, you pretty much have to use the Internet and deal with passwords and security issues.  You can take many steps to protect yourself from password theft and to minimize the damage caused if a password were to fall into the wrong hands.

Common Ways Passwords are Compromised

In order to protect your passwords, we need to have a good idea of what we are protecting them against.  The most common ways that people’s passwords are discovered by others include:

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