Make your passwords more secure

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It’s a fact of life that most people use a simple, memorable name for a password – a family name, your pet’s name or even the name of your street. And once you find a catchy little password, you’ll use it for everything. Which leaves your passwords open to guesswork or to the most basic hacking program that gains access to your PC.

If this is you, it might be worth taking some advice from Propellerhead. They point out that a secure a password should be a random collection of alphanumeric characters – and if that confuses you, they know a quick and easy way to create one. Visit the Bytes Interactive website, tell it how many characters and the mix you require and the site will do the rest.

Want to know more? Head on over to Propellerhead for the full story plus loads more tips to make your computing life that little bit easier.

Dave Walker