Internet security has moved on from the one-password-fits-all mentality. The average internet user nowadays stretches about 7 passwords between 25 online accounts. The more password overlap there is, the easier hackers can jump from account to account.
Internet users should choose passwords carefully as hackers get better at breaking into accounts. General Protection Fault intern Kelsey Gobroski checks up on how people in Fairbanks keep their accounts secure, then decodes how easily hackers crack the average password.
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Trojans can be capable of recording passwords and other personal details by capturing keystrokes or taking screen shots of sites you visit. These details can then be sent to the fraudster.