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Federal Trade Commission Offers Tips for Online Safety

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Make Your Passwords Long, Complex and Unique

August 3, 2015 – Through its online site, www.OnGuardOnline.gov, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) offers helpful information to help consumers stay safe, secure and responsible online.

Whitney Merrill, a legal fellow in the division of privacy and identity protection at the FTC, says a little extra attention when creating a strong password can prevent an attacker from getting access to your account – starting with making your password long, complex, and unique. She points out that attackers often use a dictionary of previously exposed passwords and information gathered from the internet to help them guess a password, so avoid common words and phrases.

Read the FTC article in its entirety.

August 3rd 2015 |