How to pick a better password


Gmail, Yahoo!, AOL, and Hotmail all suffered password breaches recently. If you use one of these services, and you haven’t done so, I strongly recommend changing your password. Last week the Official Gmail Blog posted five suggestions for making your passwords harder to guess. These tips aren’t just for the affected services–you should use strong passwords for your computer, your work e-mail, your social networks, your online banking, your shopping; and, of course, your Stratepedia accounts!

(via The Official Gmail Blog)

Photo: Bill Gracey on Flickr


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Aaron Sumner

Aaron Sumner is the Director of Technology for Research and Development at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. He has worked in web development and instructional technology since 1994.