Phishing scams appear to originate from a trusted source to trick a user into providing information. The attacker can then use this information to access your accounts, gather additional private information about you, and make purchases or apply for credit in your name.
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Pass Phrases Are More Secure Than Traditional Passwords. Use Long Pass Phrases When Securing Sensitive Data.
A pass phrase is a long phrase that is used in place of a password, such as "IamGoingtoEataPie!" Pass phrases are easier to remember than traditional passwords and more difficult for a hacker to guess. Use proper capitalization and punctuation in your pass phrase to increase its complexity and make it even more secure. Use a phrase that you'll find easy to remember and resist the urge to write it down or store it in a computer file.