Which password do you believe is more secure?
I Love My Dog!
If you chose “I Love My Dog!”, you are correct!
Why is this? Password length is an often overlooked option when creating a secure password. A password doesn’t need to be so terribly complex that you can’t remember it.
Metaphorically speaking, consider your password a “needle” and the number of characters contained in it a “haystack.” By making your password longer you are making the haystack bigger, thereby making it harder for a hacker to find the needle.
ABC News has a great video explaining this concept:
There is also a website hosted by Steve Gibson that allows you to test how “secure” your password is. Try it!
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Be safe out there. 😉