Episode 13: Your password sucks. No really, it does. And it endangers us all.Posted: September 17, 2011
This week we talk about password security and how having one password for everything — no matter how secure you think it is — is a very bad idea.
If one website where you have an account is comprised, hackers could have access to your username, email and password. They will then try those same combinations on countless websites, particularly financial websites.
So, yes, your email password matters. That password you have on that random forum matters. They all matter.
That leads us to discuss 1Password, which allows you to remember one password on your computer that can unlock unique passwords on every website you join. Password managers are your best way to stay safe on the Internet.
Then we discuss the rumored Kindle tablet, which we’re all pretty sure is going to happen this fall. But we think it may be going more after the Nook Color than the iPad.
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