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Hack-proof your accounts with Passive Aggressive Password.

Screen Shot 2015-01-08 at 9.05.41 PMIt’s that time again. Time to add a number or an exclamation point to the password you’ve been using since your hire date so IT will leave you alone for another 90 days. But being lazy with your password selection can leave you open to hacking – whether by nefarious criminals who want to steal your identity, or douchebag co-workers who want to start some office drama.

Keep your e-mails safe with The Passive Aggressive Password Machine. It’s a simple tool that gives you honest feedback on your password strength. Simpler passwords garner feedback like “This is pretty pathetic” or “Don’t come crying to me when you’re hacked,” while more complex ones will earn praise like “That’ll do pig, that’ll do.” It may be disheartening. It may be degrading. But it beats getting hacked.

This week’s Frandoms are by Cristina Markham, copywriter at JWT Toronto.