Digital Labyrinths Hide Your Passwords

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What's your password? Do you, like many people, have the same password for everything? Crafting the perfect passwords without references to obvious things like your name, pet, birthday, hometown, or favorite sports teams can be rather difficult. But, alas, passwords are a necessary evil for true identity protection on the interwebs. But how do they work? In the following videos, learn what it means to be stored in a company's database and encrypted to ward off hackers. Be safe out there!

Here's How Your Passwords Are Stored

It involves math and some tricks.

How Do Hackers Hack?

Be weary of Facebook login pages...

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