Passwords: how to choose one and why we need them

Passwords have become a key component of everyday life on the web, yet so many underestimate their importance. Here's a primer on how to avoid getting stung by a weak password.

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I just did a count of the systems I use that require a password and gave up at 40. I know I’m not alone; for many of us, it often seems we have too many passwords to manage.

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