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Twitter and online password security advice

In the wake of the recent hack attack, Twitter has some basic password advice, taken from Wired.co.uk article: Twitter beefs up its security in wake of hacking attempt:

“Make sure you use a strong password — at least ten (but more is better) characters and a mixture of upper- and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols — that you are not using for any other accounts or sites.
“Using the same password for multiple online accounts significantly increases your odds of being compromised.”

This advice goes for any online passwords as we sign up for more and more digital services and tools, but it’s worth taking the time and effort in treating your online security as seriously you would keeping your home safe and protected*.

(*Although clearly, even the best laid plans are not guaranteed, but at least there’s peace of mind in knowing you’ve done all you can).

You could try a password manager, advice here: Which Password Manager Is The Most Secure? – Lifehacker.

Some free and paid-for password manager tools and services reviewed: Gizmodo article from January 2012 or PCC Mag from July 2012.

Related articles:

An interesting piece on internet security for journalists by The Muckraker‘s Lyra McKee over at the Online Journalism Blog: Online security for journalists: never assume you’re secure

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