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Protecting Your Data Online

With the continuing  expansion of cloud computing, various aps, and other reasons to put private information on the accessible internet, password security is more important than ever before.  But most of us get lazy.  We figure it won’t happen to us, and accordingly we protect our data with silly passwords like “TIM”, and “CODE”. 

The ideal password combines letters and numerals, and has at least eight digits and letters.  And here is an interesting statistic from National Public Radio’s science department; a hacker utilizing a readily available program can figure out a four letter code in about  1 1/2 minutes.  It would take them the equivalent of 200 years to decode an eight letter password.

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