Today is Gizmodo International Change Your Password Day! Time to be responsible and come up with some 64-character string of random shit you'll forget. Or, you could just keep the password you already have and be fine. Let's do that.
As you should already know by now, today is Change Your Password Day. Maybe you're overwhelmed. Maybe you need ideas. Well, what do the pros do? Your very own Gizmodo writers use the very best (and very worst) techniques.
Hey, so, it's Change Your Password Day. Which means you should like, change your password.
The only person you can rely on to keep your password secure is yourself. And let me tell you, you're probably not doing enough to keep number one safe. The reason: Your special lump of letters, numbers, and symbols are likely spread over too many sites, are not long enough, and are probably too personal. Most of our…
It's the social media sites that do you in. A Close Friend—capital C, capital F—posts a link to a video that piques your interest. Click. Suddenly you're asked to sign back into Facebook. What happens next? You give some hacker or spambot your password, and your whole digital life is at risk.
If you are like me—and of course you are, right? we are all gingers inside—you probably have password security that ranges from awful-like-Batman-Forever to thoroughly mediocre.