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Source: The Examiner - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Security Iíve said it before, use upper and lower case, use number and letter combinations and when possible, if the website allows it, use special characters. It has been documented that ďAdding just one capital letter and one asterisk would change the processing time for an 8 character password from 2.4 days to 2.1 centuries.Ē It is great advice to strengthen your passwords. It is just as important is to make sure your PC is free of malicious programs such as spyware and key-loggers. Beware of RATS a.k.a ďRemote Access Trojans.Ē RATís can capture every keystroke typed, take a snapshot of your screen and even take rolling video of your screen via a webcam. But whatís most damaging is RATs gaining full access to your files and if you use a password manager they have access to that as well.

RATís covertly monitor a PC generally without the userís knowledge. RATís are a criminal hackers dream and are the key ingredient in spyware. Common RATís are the LANRev Trojan and ďBackdoor OrificeĒ.

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