• Archive for March, 2012

    Password Do’s and Don’ts

    by  • March 24, 2012 • Password, Security • 0 Comments

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    Five “Don’ts” & Five “Dos” for Better Passwords 1. Don’t leave passwords blank. 2. Don’t use your username as a password. 3. Don’t use identifiable information (such as a birthday). 4. Don’t write passwords down. 5. Don’t use auto-fill for passwords (especially on public computers). 6. Do use 8 characters or more. 7. Do...

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    Why do I need a long password?

    by  • March 10, 2012 • Password • 0 Comments

    Security experts suggest that you create passwords with 8 or more characters.  Why does password length matter?  When a hacker attempts a bruce force attack, longer passwords make it more difficult. The success of the brute force attack depends on two things.  1) password length and 2) number of possible characters that are being...

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    Best Passwords for 2012

    by  • March 4, 2012 • 2012, Password • 0 Comments

    We are now a few months into 2012 and computer security is still an important topic.  Use our password generator to create a new password for this year.  Update all your banking passwords and any site where your credit card or personal information is stored. The best passwords for 2012 are the same as...

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