Create Random Passwords


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 .

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


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.


News quiz: Retirement planning, tax practice, and fraud risk

Recent reports focused on a survey that gauges the worries about retirement among CPA financial planners’ clients, a suit that affects tax practitioners, and a guide that offers advice on fraud risk. See how much you know with this short quiz.


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.