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How to create strong, secure passwords by learning how to crack them

It gets harder to crack a password if it's 10 characters or longer--but complexity matters too, of course.
Conceptual image of a password amid hexadecimal code.
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As PCWorld's senior editor, Mark focuses on Microsoft news and chip technology, among other beats. He has formerly written for PCMag, BYTE, Slashdot, eWEEK, and ReadWrite.

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