Tuesday, 21 June 2011

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Password Security Tips And How To Choose A Good Password


Choosing a password that will protect your privacy in all its forms is vital to doing business of any kind online. Whether you run a storefront, engage in banking and online bill pay, or simply manage a database of users in your respective niche, the privacy of you and your users is of the utmost importance to maintaining a strong presence on the Internet. In order to protect this valuable asset to the best of your abilities, you need to put serious thought into your password and make sure to stick with the following helpful tips:

First of all, do not under any circumstances reuse passwords for multiple accounts. Doing so is a one way ticket to losing money, credibility, and even your identity. When Internet predators find out one password using special software, the first thing they do is to try other accounts that you own with the same password. Unfortunately for many, these are often the same, and so the password that you use to access your online store is also a ticket to your personal bank account information. As a result, you could be cleaned out before you even know what hit you. It is advisable to create a list of your passwords that you keep in hard copy form. Don't give thieves the access they desire.

Secondly, when devising a password, avoid the obvious. What is the obvious, you ask? Children's names and birthdays, personal dates of importance (like birthdays, anniversaries, or retirement dates), and pretty much anything that can be used as an actual word in a book or sentence. Instead, use a combination of letters and numbers. If you're dealing with case specific lettering, mix it up with capital and smaller case letters. These give thieves fits, and they are simply not worth the effort that they would put into cracking your specific password when there are a million other easier targets.


Thirdly, make sure that you change those passwords every so often to maintain the same level of security. While it may be a headache doing so at first, you will soon get used to it, and you may even decide to make it easier on yourself by changing some small easy to remember aspect of the original password. For example, if your original password is "schwArtZburger1," then your follow up may be "schwArtZburger2." Make it simple on yourself while still making it very difficult on the thieves.

Once you enact these changes in your online security protocols, you will be able to rest easier knowing that, for you, the World Wide Web is a safe place to do business and build friendships. Don't make the mistakes that far too many others have.

1 Responses to “Password Security Tips And How To Choose A Good Password”

Katy said...
19 December 2011 at 23:23

Do you think setting a common password for all the accounts safe? I often have the same password for 4 to 5 account.


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