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y0uR-Pa$$wuerd - is it secure?


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Chances are it's not, or at least could be stronger, more secure. Now that you've created a password nearly impossible to break (and remember), thought about storage, encryption - a passphrase?

A topic of this nature can be boring so I'll get to the point - if you need help with creating stronger passwords, or maybe you've considered a passphrase but didn't have the energy to think up anything too clever, here's 2 free tools that may be useful in the creation and storage of passwords & passphrases.

Note:

  • A password for a bank or school is more important than IMDB in most cases.
  • Strike a balance between too few and too many characters, or excessive use of strange characters.
  • Know what & how many characters are allowed in a password or passphrase for each site.
  • Change your passwords or passphrases periodically.

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Actually, the most important password of all is the one for the email address that you linked to your online banking.

Why?

Because when the bad guys want to hijack you bank account they first go after your email, then they click the "Forgotten my password" link at your bank. Guess where the bank sends the reset password instructions to?

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Actually, the most important password of all is the one for the email address that you linked to your online banking.

Good Point!

None of this matters if the server is exploitable and/or the people hosting the information (data) don't protect it either. Regardless, we should do everything we can at our end, a secure password/passphrase is a start :)

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