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Passwords are everywhere. Despite great advances in computer technology over the last 20 years, the first use of computer passwords predates the Apollo 11 moon landing. So, while our technical capability with computers has grown over the years, our means for basic authentication, via the use of passwords, has not. The password, which continues to be the tool of choice for secure authentication, is now becoming our weakest point of attack. Since the password will not go away anytime in the immediate future, there are some things that you can do to make yourself more secure.

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