Passwords: How to Beat the hackers

Nine new rules for hack-proof security.

By Barry J. Friedman, CPA
IndustryNewsletters

Consider all the passwords you use, in your personal and business lives. Passwords secure all the resources on your computer and phone -- your email and important online accounts.

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Why work on making your passwords stronger?

Hackers will attack the low-hanging fruit first.

What attackers will do is steal the storage of passwords on a vulnerable screen. These passwords are encrypted, but with tools like Pwdump, Airodump-Ng and the Meterpreter, hackers can take as much time as they need to crack your password.

The best way to make your password less appetizing is to choose a random set of characters in the maximum length your account or system will accept:

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Barry J. Friedman, CPA



About the Author

Barry J. Friedman, CPA, is CEO of IndustryNewsletters.

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Friedman brings more than 35 years of experience building and managing CPA firms, as well as digital marketing firms. Barry sold his regional accounting firm, Friedman & Fuller, to American Express and then created BizActions, LLC which became the first and most widely adopted email marketing service for CPA and payroll firms, which he sold to Thomson Reuters in 2012. Previously, he was the founder and CEO of GovCon where he developed an online electronic commerce community that brought together thousands of IT contractors and hundreds of government entities. He earned an MBA in Business Administration from Loyola College and taught Financial Management in that program for three years.

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