How to Create Strong Passwords to Ward Off Online Hackers (WUSA)


Hackers are more likely to succeed if your passwords are weak. So here’s how to take control of your digital security.

The best passwords are unique and very long, according to Ted Harrington, an executive partner at Independent Security Evaluators (ISE). The Baltimore-based cybersecurity company hacks into their clients’ Internet of Things, before the bad guys do.

WUSA9 spoke with Harrington before ISE launched into its annual hacking contest during DEFCON, an annual cybersecurity conference where the world’s best hackers come together.

Harrington’s advice is to make sure your passwords are not easy to remember by anyone, including yourself.