In this post we will learn about Password Security and Management.
Passwords are the virtual keys to some of our most valuable information assets.
The problem is that passwords have become so common, so much a part of our daily lives, that we treat them with casual indifference. As a result, we too often fore-go security for convenience. We come up with weak passwords that are easy to guess. We write them down and tape them to our computer screens so that we won’t forget them.
But, with a little ingenuity and attention to detail, we can easily create and track rock-solid passwords. We can also take advantage of password management tools to keep these virtual keys safe, and ensure that our passwords operate as powerful complements to security system, not as liabilities.
Step 1: Build a better password
It's tempting to use birth date as password, or pet’s name. The problem is that these passwords are as obvious to hackers as they are to you. The challenge in creating a hacker-proof password is to make the password difficult to guess without making it impossible to remember.
To create and maintain strong passwords, start with these suggestions:
To avoid weak passwords, consider these suggestions: