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How Often Do You Change Your Passwords?

Earlier this week, we found out that 10,000 email passwords were leaked and posted online. The number then slowly crept close to 20,000 — until Hotmail disclosed a whopping 100,000 accounts could have been affected.

After hearing the news, I immediately changed the passwords on all of my email accounts. Thankfully most of you have super-secure passwords (and if you don't, here's how to create a secure one), but sadly even a secure password is vulnerable when leaked.

After rushing to change my password, I realized I hadn't changed it in nearly a year. I'm also guilty of using the same passwords for multiple sites and applications. And, I'll admit I'm guilty of using an overused password now and then. I set a reminder on my calendar to change my passwords every three months, and hopefully I'll stick to it. What about you?

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nicolecat nicolecat 7 years
We're required to change our password every 3 months at work...and I take that opportunity to change my personal passwords as well, trying not to use the same one over and over. I think that is what gets people, once someone knows one...they know them all.
nicolecat nicolecat 7 years
We're required to change our password every 3 months at work...and I take that opportunity to change my personal passwords as well, trying not to use the same one over and over.I think that is what gets people, once someone knows one...they know them all.
cupcake_ cupcake_ 7 years
I don't change mine very often at all. At work we are prompted to change it every couple months, and we can't use the same one we used the last 3 times. I am constantly forgetting what I changed my password to having so many diferent ones.
couturefreak couturefreak 7 years
I know someone who changes their password every week...I don't know HOW they do it...
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