Sunday, February 17, 2008

Why you probably aren’t practicing good password security

Most of the online users are not practicing good security practices in respect of password policies and other security habits. It’s common sense for most people on the hacking side of computer security as we know how easy it is to break a password when it’s only a few characters long or it uses a dictionary word. I think, the following are the reasons why most of us are not practicing good password security.

Strong passwords are difficult to remember.
Juggling a multitude of passwords is a pain.
Updating passwords compounds the memorization problem.

Due to vulnerabilities in Operating System and other application software users' online accounts can become compromised through phishing schemes, viruses, and spyware.

I suggest the following good security practice for you:

Strong passwords that are hard to guess.
Different passwords at each site.
Periodically changing existing passwords.

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