Wednesday , 30 July 2014

Your Password Isn’t Enough to Keep Your Info Secure on the Internet – So What’s a Person to Do?

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With password leaks and dumps becoming common occurrences our lives are simply becoming too easy to crack. That string of characters you use as a password can’t protect you any more. What’s being done about improving the situation? What’s being done about making our lives more secure? This infographic attempts to answer those questions and more.

The infographic below from BackgroundCheck.org entitled Your Password is Obsolete is presented here by www.FinancialArticleSummariesToday.com (A site for sore eyes and inquisitive minds) and www.munKNEE.com (Your Key to Making Money!). Please note that this paragraph must be included in any article re-posting to avoid copyright infringement.

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