Fox 32 News: Cracking your online passwords; Easy as 1-2-3

You can't get very far these days without a password. Whether you're checking your email or doing some online banking, passwords get you in, and supposedly keep criminals out. But, just how much protection do you get from your password?

Hackers and other online criminals have become increasingly sophisticated when it comes to what's called "cracking" passwords - and often with little effort and in a matter of minutes.  Will that password with your pet's or sister's name really foil a determined criminal with password cracking software? Find out if your password strategy beats the "two minute cracking test" by watching this Fox 32 News story.

In the story Trustwave's Nicholas Percoco talks about password trends from the 2013 Trustwave Global Security Report, poor password practices and tips on how to bolster their effectiveness. Watch the full clip here.

 

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