Friday, October 25, 2013

Maintaining Your Internet Security - Part One - Prepping and Passwords

With the increase in the use of technology, there also come new hazards to our security. Whether you are shopping online or merely checking your email, you may be placing yourself at risk without realizing it. One of the best ways to protect yourself in this technological environment is to use the best passwords possible to safeguard your accounts and activities.

In the modern day world of internet use, it doesn't hurt to be a little paranoid about your passwords. The strength and viability of a password depends on a number of different factors. These usually include the following items:

1) The different types of characters used in the password.
2) The length of the password (total number of characters used).
3) Can the password can be found in a dictionary.
4.) Passwords should contain a minimum of eight (8) or more characters.
5) Passwords should contain a combination of letters, symbols, and numbers.

You can visit this link to check the strength of your passwords and determine if they need to be upgraded to a more secure password:

                                              
Don’t inadvertently expose yourself to needless risk. Make sure you use strong passwords to protect yourself when using the internet.

Got strong passwords?

Staying above the water line!

Riverwalker


1 comment:

Robert Lewis said...

Problem with the Microsoft password strength page, the strength rating seems to be purely related to the length of the password (just keep typing the numbers from 0 to 9 over and over, it goes from weak to medium at 8 characters and to strong at 14. apocalypse comes up as a medium (random choice of a reasonably long word that is in the dictionary), shouldn't that be a weak password? Same result if you capitalize the A.

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