Ditch the Sticky Notes, and 123abc

Posted by on Feb 5, 2014 in Blog, Security | 0 comments

Ditch the Sticky Notes, and 123abc

Recently I posted a link showing the top 10 worst passwords people use for various accounts. This list was derived from the data obtained from security experts who researched some of the biggest security breaches for 2013. Here is a quick run down of that list:

1. 123456
2
. password
3. 12345678
4. qwerty
5. abc123
6. 123456789
7. 111111
8. 1234567
9. iloveyou
10. adobe123

In meeting the basic requirements of a simple yet good password you should include the following: upper-case and lower-case letters, numbers, special characters, and at least six characters in length. An example of a good password: t$D3r@

Now that you have that stronger password, what do you do with it? Jot it down on a sticky notes, put it in  a little black book, or remember it and use it for every account? You could; or, just make it easy and use a password manager. Password managers are software which will store all your passwords in one place and can be accessed from your desktop, laptop, smartphone, or tablet. The program is often used inside your web browser or an app and syncs all your account information in a secure server maintained by the password manager company.  There are several available, some free, some a monthly or yearly subscription, and some a lifetime purchase.

One the best password managers currently  available is "Lastpass". It will make your life so much easier. Watch this 1:00 video, and then like or share your comments. If you have further questions, please contact us and we can help you find a way to manage your passwords and personal information. 

 

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