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Master Your Mac by Matt Cone

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Chapter 27. Creating Strong Passwords and Storing Them Securely

Most of the personal information you store on computers is kept private until you enter a username and password combination to access your corner of the digital world. Every time you use an ATM, access your email account, or log in to a computer, you are using password authentication—one of the most effective security controls available.

But anyone who has ever used passwords is also familiar with the problems that accompany them. How do you create different passwords for different accounts and manage to remember them all? If you create simple or memorable passwords, a criminal might guess them. But if you create strong passwords—with long strings of random characters, numbers, and ...

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