password roundup

  • Ask LH: Is A Non-English Password Safer?

    Dear Lifehacker, I know it has been repeatedly recommended that one should never use common words as passwords — but is it OK to use foreign words? Perhaps not commonly spoken languages such as French or German, but not from languages such as perhaps Finnish or anglicised Chinese or Japanese? Thanks, Multilinguist

  • Top 10 Mistakes People Make With Passwords

    We all should know that decent passwords are all that stand between us and a potential security incident. Yet many people end up infected with a virus or with a massive credit card bill because they failed to follow the basics of password security. Here are the 10 things that people keep getting wrong, and…