9: Good P@$$w0rDs? No one wants my info... Right?

As an individual you might wonder “Why would someone want my information?” or “What could a hacker get out of having access to my account?” The truth is, it’s nothing personal 99% of the time. Nefarious people (hackers) might find your information as a result of a recent breach of a major service provider or they may be targeting an organization through a Phishing Campaign, Social Engineering or a vulnerable website. The damage that can be done with a single set of usernames and passwords is paramount.

In this week's episode, I run down a few reasons why it's more than just access to an account you have and share some tips and tools to help you generate better passwords.

  1. Password meters
    1. https://password.kaspersky.com/

    2. https://howsecureismypassword.net/

  2. Hacked/Affected account lookup

    1. https://password.kaspersky.com/

    2. https://haveibeenpwned.com/

    3. https://breachalarm.com/

  3. Used to show how easy it would be to hack other accounts if you use the same password everywhere

    1. https://namechk.com/

    2. https://namecheck.com/

  4. Password Keepers & Creation Tools

    1. https://lastpass.com/

    2. https://www.dashlane.com/

    3. https://1password.com/


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