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Original Air Date: May 14, 2013

How To Stop A Hacker Series Part 2

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In part 2 of our weeklong series to avoid getting hacked we’ll tell you why you should stop using the same password over and over again.

It's time for another Data Doctors Tech Tip.

We've all been told not to use the same password for all our online accounts, but so many people still do it.

Let's face it, we know using the same password everywhere is dumb, it’s not safe, but who can remember dozens of complicated passwords?

No one! That’s why everyone should think about using a password management utility.

Utilities such as LastPass take the complexity out of using lots of complex passwords, because you only need to remember one.

That's right, you setup an account with Lastpass and it generates strong passwords that are unique to each of your online accounts and remembers them so you don't have to.

Simply login with your single password to get to all your stored account credentials and click the mouse to securely connect.

Because Lastpass is a cloud-based service, you don't have to have special software or apps to get to your secured accounts, you can do it from any computer on the Internet.

Your credentials are stored on a securely encrypted system and the best part is that Lastpass is free!

Tomorrow, we’ll tell you why your smartphone holds the key for hackers.

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