#954 - Why Is It Important to Have Different Passwords on Different Accounts?
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Stop. Reusing. Passwords.
I'm told it's the number one way accounts get compromised of late. I believe it.
Different passwords for every account. Period. And you can use a password vault to make it easy.
Why Is It Important to Have Different Passwords on Different Accounts? has the details.
Also this week:
- Free Software - Why?
- Better DNS
- File Explorer Crashes
- Keeping your email address
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Why Is It Important to Have Different Passwords on Different Accounts?
It's one of the most important things you need to do.
Using a different password for every login is crucial -- and it doesn't have to be difficult.
Also This Week on Ask Leo!
Why Do People Create Free Software?
|Free software exists for reasons ranging from pure altruism to pure deceit.|
I Keep Getting "DNS Server Not Responding" Errors. What Can I Do?
|Slow Domain Name System (DNS) lookups can affect your apparent internet speed. Your ISP should provide fast DNS, but there are alternatives.|
What Do I Do About Windows File Explorer Crashing?
|Windows Explorer is the workhorse behind the Windows user interface. I'll cover what to look for when it crashes.|
How Do I Keep My Email Address When I Change My ISP?
|It's possible to have an email address that does not need to change each time you change internet providers.|
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