Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Be aware when choosing passwords


Last week lot of passwords reveal from LinkedIn, eHarmony and Through this blog, we have written many times, how to create strong passwords, but no issue how strong your password is, if your preferred website is hacked, you’re probable to lose your secret password.

If the hacker has managed to download a site’s passwords to their computers, they can spend as much time as they like, using an increasing number of highly complex tools to crack them.

What this represents is that you have to assume that your preferred site could be hacked at some time, and what this actually means is that if you have used your password for multiple sites, then you will have a new name, and that name will be hacked.

You simply must take on a plan of using a distinctive password for each site. That’s way, if a site hacked, as we saw this week, at least you only lose one password.

There are some points to remember when you are in online 
  • Use a Unique password for each site.
  • Use a password keeper
  • Create a password with mixing of upper case character, symbols, and numerical characters.           For eg. pAsS@wo56rD
  • Frequently Change your password
  • Don’t use your name, birthdate or your personal info as passwords.
  • Don’t use short password characters.
  • Don’t connect to a router that ‘s using open access, WEP or WPA encryption.
  • Instead of that, use WPA-2 or 3G/4G connection.

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