Tech Tips

Why do I need a strong password?

In Brian Krebs’s, article, “The Scrap Value of a Hacked PC, Revisited,” he presents the following infographic, showing why someone would want into your computer accounts–no matter who you are:


Your Not only are the computers you use in danger when you have week passwords, but so are your online accounts.

How do I make a strong password?

This XKCD comic strip makes it clear how to make your password strong:

xkcd: Password Strength

Security expert, Steve Gibson of GRC Labs, goes into more depth about why this kind of password is strong, and offers tools for creating strong passwords on his page: “Password Haystacks: How Well Hidden is Your Needle?

By Mr. Heyer

Mr. Heyer currently teaches Business Computing courses and is the Yearbook advisor at Goodson Middle School in Cypress, Texas.