It is 2021 and we all have our New Year’s Resolutions. Today I ask you to make one easy change to better protect your digital self: Move from passwords to passphrases.

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Please switch to using passphrases in systems, websites, and applications that you can. A passphrase is:

Easier to dream up and easier to recall. Complex by default. Difficult to duplicate. Near impossible to guess by an adversary. Use a passphrase. When you see password think passphrase.

Your local computer security guru will thank you.