winduxMemberJun 12, 2005 at 12:49 pm #104063
As the web has evolved, so have the methods of collecting personal information. A large number of websites require visitors to register to gain access or participate.
While the need for registration is understandable, tracking user names and passwords can be burdensome. Consider using software to store your passwords, in a safe accessible manner.
Most websites have privacy policies, but the value of privacy statements are only as honorable as the people behind the websites. Here are suggestions for keeping passwords and your information secure:
change your password frequently
never share your password with anyone
try to choose a password so it doesn’t need to be written down, but not so obvious others would easily guess the password
be sure your password is at least 6 characters
don’t use a password containing all the same characters
don’t send your password via email or provide it over the phone
don’t use pet, family or friend names
don’t use your telephone number, zip code or address
use a different password for each account
don’t use user name
deactivate accounts for terminated employees
don’t allow shared accounts
password contains upper, lowercase letters, non-letter characters and numbers
A passphrase can assist in remembering passwords.
I1ik3t0h31P – > IliketohelP -> The first and last characters are UpperCase
Swapping characters butt be sure you memorize them :wink:
Remove the old postit-note from the side of the monitor. How many of those have the password written on them.
Passwords are not foolproof. Do not rely on a password alone to protect sensitive information. Monitor accounts closely to ensure that security is not breached.
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