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  1. Why so many passwords?

    Every site (or every account) you use should have a different, distinct password. Every single one. Never re-use passwords.

    That way: if one site gets hacked (and your password leaked on the darker parts of the web), only that account is leaked. The potential damage is reduced. The bad guys …

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  2. Good Passwords: Size Matters!

    Many places have password policies. And they often prescribe that your password MUST include things like:

    • UPPER case characters
    • lower case characters
    • digits
    • "special" characters

    The problem is: That advice is wrong.

    Or at least: the advice guides people towards difficult-to-remember passwords and it does not increase security.

    The single …

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