Elaborate requirements for account passwords might sound invincible, but experts say Americans aren't paying enough attention to other online security threats, reports the New York Times. Make your password strong, with a unique jumble of letters, numbers, and punctuation marks. But memorize it—never write it down. And, oh yes, change it every few months. These instructions are supposed to protect us—but they don’t. Some computer security experts are advancing the heretical thought that passwords might not need to be “strong,” or changed constantly. They say onerous requirements for passwords have given us a false sense of protection against potential attacks....

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