How secure is your privacy?
These days we all end up with tons of passwords. We rely on these passwords to keep sensitive information safe, but the truth is that information is only as safe as its password is secure. In my experience people tend to use simple, insecure passwords because they have a hard time remembering long strings of letters, numbers, and punctuation. Well it can be a lot easier than you might think. I found this video put together by AARP and Google that gives a good introduction:
I’ve been a fan of using initial letters from a phrase to form a password since college. That’s the method the Network Systems Administrator there taught me. What the video above doesn’t talk about though is complexity. Watch the longer video below for more on that.
A password made out of six lowercase letters is never going to be a strong and secure password, even if they are random. The best passwords are at least 10 characters long and include uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and punctuation. Okay, it’s about time for an example…