Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Three things you should never do with your password

 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: It may work good for the environment but it not a good idea when it comes to your online password.. With the news about all the different accounts being hacked it's a good idea to remember the three R's for passwords.

 Do not reduce the password size: Making it simpler for you to remember makes it simpler for hackers to guess. Make sure you use both letters and numbers, Caps and non caps (if possible) so you have a nice strong password.

Do not reuse your password: It may be a good idea to reuse some things in the current economy but your password it not one of them. Just think if one site you have a password at is hacked and the hackers gain access to all the passwords. Then the hackers would be able to simply guess what other accounts you have and use that password and then they would have access.

 Do not recycle your password: It is not a good idea to recycle your password by just making minor changes to it each time. Make sure each of your passwords are not similar so it's harder to guess by hackers.

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