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May 8, 2013

It's Change Your Password Day. How hackable are you?

We've seen too many security breaches, password leaks, and account takeovers recently, and it's only getting easier for hackers to crack large databases of passwords. Although passwords aren't as strong a protection as they used to be, they're still the frontline of our defense against cyber thieves, so it's worth the few minutes it takes to make your password as strong as possible. Today, Change Your Password Day, is the perfect day for that.

Intel and McAfee banded together to name May 7th Change Your Password Day, but in truth, if you're reading this on May 8th or on any other month and day, it's still Change Your Password Day if you haven't thought about your passwords in a while.

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