Why you need strong passwords

You probably use a number of personal identification numbers (PINs), passwords every day: from getting money from the ATM or using your debit card in a store, to logging in to your email or into an online retailer. Keeping track of all of the number, letter, and word combinations may be frustrating at times, but you’ve seen enough news coverage to know that hackers represent a real threat to your information. Passwords are the most common means of authentication, but only work if they are complex and confidential. Many times an attack is not specifically about your account, but about using the access to your information to launch a larger attack.