Of Passwords & Hackers

Password 150x150 Of Passwords & HackersMy personal email account was hacked last night. Chances are yours has been hacked one or more times, too, over the years until you started using strong passwords.

What makes this smart a little extra for me is that back in January I wrote a consumer column about the importance of strong passwords – using a mix of letters, numbers and symbols. It was a pretty good column, too. Unfortunately, the one person who should have taken it to heart – me! – didn’t.

I bring this up because maybe you’re thinking you’re invincible, too. That of all the email accounts in the world, why would anyone pick yours? The question, of course, is why wouldn’t they?

I’ve changed my password today to be stronger. Have you?

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About Luanne Kadlub

Luanne Kadlub, communications editor for BBB Serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming, has been a writer/editor for newspapers, magazines and nonprofits for more than 30 years.