Love, wisdom, gardening and technology
July 17, 2017
Using secure passwords is imperative to protecting your identity, bank accounts, correspondence and other information stored on the Internet, or on your electronic devices.
What makes a secure password? How can we manage all these passwords safely? It is these questions that are the subject of this article.
There are a few simple rules you must follow to make a password difficult to crack by those with irresponsible or malicious intent:
There are a few general things you can do to keep yourself safe:
Making a strong password can be tough, especially if you want to be able to remember it! We will take a look at safe password storage in a minute. In the meantime, there are a few different strategies you can use to come up with a reasonably secure password:
saf782h;f//dmo7sIt's not particularly easy to remember, but it is reasonably secure.
skittles green horse emotionalThis is easier to remember, but the key here is to make sure the words are unrelated.
IaveH*4*allTousinsCYou can introduce a couple of symbols to make it stronger.
Strong passwords are not easy to remember. Also, most of us are stuck with more than a couple of passwords.
There are a couple of simple solutions to this problem:
Just be sure to use a very strong master password if you use either of these options; if your master password is compromised, all your accounts are compromised.
Also, make sure you keep at least one backup of your password data.
Keeping a secure copy of your passwords on a sturdy memory-stick on your keychain is a great way to make sure your passwords are always accessible and guard against unexpected equipment problems.
Though I don't recommend using an online service to store your passwords, there is no doubt it is a popular option today. Just remember that if you do use such a service, you are putting your credentials on a publically accessible, third-party system. Your safety is in their hands.
Safe passwords don't have to be a huge hassle. With a little thought, you can make strong passwords and there are many tools to help manage all your account credentials.
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