Of all the things I have to remember…my passwords are the most important and the first to go right out of my head. Before I found password management software, I spent a great deal of time trying to create good passwords, and then I tried my best to remember them.
When I first heard the rumblings of employers requiring their applicants to provide their Facebook passwords, I thought surely this must be few and far between. I mean really. What is the motivation? What are they looking for – dirt on you that they can use against you? It’s such an utter invasion of privacy I was surprised that instead of the rumbling going quietly away, it grew louder as more and more companies began asking for passwords as well.
Some couples in love share everything — from food off each other’s plates to toothbrushes (ugh), and apparently even their passwords. A friend of mine just ended a relationship that had a disastrous event that could have easily been prevented. His ex logged into his Facebook account and posted all sorts of nasty things — posing as him.
Years ago, someone stole my identity. I had just gotten married, and suddenly my credit report was completely crazy, with new car purchases, new credit cards, you name it. Insult to injury was the fact that my thieves had unfortunate taste: they preferred shopping at K-Mart and bought used cars. Fortunately for me, the people who did it were eventually caught. The officer handling the case called me at work …
Now that you’ve strengthened your passwords to make them hack proof, how in the world do you remember which password is for what account? Ideally, each one contains a combination of upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols, so how do you avoid having to click on the Forgot Your Password link each time you’re on a new website?
Let’s talk passwords. When was the last time you changed your password for your online banking, email, blog, favorite online shopping sites, or any of your social network tools? Chances are it needs to be done as soon as you are done reading this.
Setting Up User Accounts is an easy way to limit who can get on your computer, and what they can access while they are on it.
According to a study by PCWorld based on 32 million successful hacks, the following is a list of passwords you should never use. 123456 12345 123456789 Password iloveyou princess rockyou 1234567 12345678 abc123 You can view the full article and read how you can protect yourself from being hacked.