WASHINGTON – More sophisticated hacking tools mean that yesterday’s complex password is today’s cracked password.
Lifehackersays that since hacking hardware and techniques are advancing, passwords that once took years to crack, can now take only months or days. In addition, hackers are smarter and know more about passwords than in the past and have developed algorithms to help them do it.
Here are some tips from Lifehacker on creating stronger passwords:
Detailed instructions on creating passwords as well as more information on how hackers crack codes is available from Lifehacker.
WTOP’s Del Walters contributed to this report. Follow WTOP on Twitter.