Do It Yourself – Choose a secured password for your accounts
Today I got an email for a known web to SMS service team – Way2SMS about how to ensure that you choose a secured password. Thought of sharing this with everyone, hope this is helpful in some way.
We live in a password-driven world, where between four and 20 characters are the difference makers in whether you’re able to access your data, communicate with friends, or make your online purchases. The problem is that passwords should be different everywhere you use them, and that can make it difficult to remember them all. And, if a password is truly strong, that makes it even more difficult. That’s why we’ve put together this helpful password guide. Follow these tips and tricks to take total control of your terms for access
>> Common Problems with Passwords
Use Different Passwords Everywhere Why would you do this when it’s so easy to just type “fido” at every password prompt? Here’s why: If “fido” gets cracked once, it means the person with that info now has access to all of your online accounts. A study by BitDefender showed that 75 percent of people use their e-mail password for Facebook, as well. The saying goes like this:You should change your password often (okay, maybe not every day). Don’t share them. Don’t leave them out for others to see (no sticky notes!).Password should be mysterious. In other words, make your password a total mystery to others.
>> Avoid Common Passwords If the word you use can be found in the dictionary, it’s not a strong password. If you use numbers or letters in the order they appear on the keyboard (“1234″ or “qwerty”), it’s not a strong password. These are all things hackers would try first. They write programs to check these kinds of passwords first, in fact.