How to Survive the Password Apocalypse

Think your password is safe? Do you still use lousy, predictable passwords? Have any of your accounts ever been hacked? If so, read on, if not, I suggest you read on anyway and make the necessary password changes today.

I have summarized a recent article published in Wired Magazine, called "Kill the Password: Why a String of Characters Can't Protect Us Anymore" and listed the four steps which you don't want to do, as well as the four steps you do want to do when it comes to proper password management.  For the full article please reference, "Kill the Password: Why a String of Characters Can't Protect Us Anymore" published by Mat Honan. The full article goes into more detail with each point and will assist you in bringing your password safety up to date.

Don't reuse passwords
Don't use a dictionary word as your password
Don't use standard number substitutions
Don't use a short password

Do enable two-factor authentication when offered
Do give bogus answers to security questions
Do scrub your online presence
Do use a unique, secure email address for password recoveries

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