How to make your password safe

Started by rajoe, Apr 20, 2009, 03:15 PM

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How to make your password safe

Last year, one out of 13 people lost money due to internet fraud and identity theft, says a recent report. However, you can insure y
our password and data by following these easy-to-follow tips.

Always keep the cyber thieves guessing. Never use personal information to create a username, login or password. It could be the name of your pets, relatives, nicknames, dates of birth, etc.

Identity theft experts have become savvy at ferreting out these details. Hence, it is crucial to choose usernames and passwords that have nothing to do with your personal history.

Avoid using the same login and password across multiple sites and/or cards and accounts. If a thief gains access to one, it will be like a house of cards, allowing them to quickly wreak havoc across your entire financial portfolio.

Studies have consistently shown that a large fraction of all user-chosen passwords are readily guessed automatically. Shorter passwords are more susceptible to commercially available password recovery tools.

Such software is capable of testing 200,000 passwords per second. To improve the cipher strength of your password, longer passwords are better. Include a minimum of 8 characters -- using both upper and lower case letters and a mix of letters, numerals and symbols. Do not use words found in the English dictionary.

Put yourself into a thief's shoes -- don't even think about using an overly simplified password such as "12345678," "222222," "abcdefg."

Avoid sequential passwords or using passwords derived from the use of adjacent letters on your keyboard; this will not make your password secure. Also, avoid using only look-alike substitutions of numbers or symbols.

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