• 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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    Does someone already know my password?

    by  • February 4, 2012 • Password • 0 Comments

    Hacker groups over the last few years have exposed millions of user passwords.  Lists of bad passwords reveal many simple and predictable passwords. Some are lazy keyboard passwords like “qwerty”, “asdfasdf” or “123456″.  Then there are security related passwords like “password” or “secret” or “private”.  Strange passwords like “cheese” and “monkey” are also common....

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    Storing your passwords

    by  • January 23, 2012 • Password • 0 Comments

    Where do you store your passwords?  On a sticky note attached to your monitor?  In a spreadsheet on your computer’s desktop?  Or do you have a piece of software that securely stores all of your passwords? Password Mayhem Everyone using the Internet these days has dozens of passwords.  (Remember: that it is always a...

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    Why do I need different passwords

    by  • January 14, 2012 • Password • 2 Comments

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    How many different passwords do you have for the websites you use?  I hope the answer is more than one. Password Laziness It is highly recommended that you use a different password on each website that you visit.  Especially if you have valuable personal information on those websites.  Recent data exposed by hacker groups...

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