Create Random Passwords

BY STANLEY ZAROWIN

Q. I need to create 250 passwords for all the computer users in my office. It seemed like a simple chore until I tried to do it. Do you have any suggestions?

A. I know of at least one program that can do the job for you—and it’s free. Webmaster Password Generator creates large lists of random passwords based on different criteria—including length, upper- and lowercase letters, numerals and special characters. To download it, go to www.webattack.com/get/wmpwgen.shtml .

The passwords can be copied to your clipboard or saved in a text (.txt) file (one password per line).

SPONSORED REPORT

Year-end tax planning and what’s new for 2016

Practitioners need to consider several tax planning opportunities to review with their clients before the end of the year. This report offers strategies for individuals and businesses, as well as recent federal tax law changes affecting this year’s tax returns.

QUIZ

News quiz: IRS warning on cyberattacks and a change in pension rules

Once again, the IRS sounds the alarm about a threat from cyberthieves. See how much you know about this and other recent news with this short quiz.

CHECKLIST

Bolster your data defenses

As you weather the dog days of summer, it’s a good time to make sure your cybersecurity structure can stand up to the heat of external and internal threats. Here are six steps to help shore up your systems.