How to create secure Passwords:
A significant part of your Personal Information Management strategy is related to security, and Privacy. Nothing is more fundamental than your Password management technique.
Consequences of not creating secure passwords include – bad people getting into your data and your online accounts. This could result in identity theft, loss of credibility, and financial ruin.
Keep all Passwords private and safe. Best to memorize your passwords. Do not write passwords down if you are not required to. Make your Passwords are difficult to crack.
A short set of rules to consider:
1.) Do not use standard everyday words.
2.) Personal identifiers are too predictable.
3.) The more letters numbers and characters the better.
4.) Consider using Mnemonics – My 3 Dogs Chase My Neighbors 4 cats!.. M3DCMn4c!
5.) Change Passwords regularly.
6.) Do not use a single Password. Use different Passwords on each account.
7.) Keep it Secret and Safe.
8.) The word “Password” IN NOT a password!! Nor is 12345. Nor is ABCDE.
Call to action: Review your strategy for Passwords. Take to heart the advice above. Create a Mnemonic based set of passwords. Make sure you can remember them!! Go to all your accounts and change/refresh them today.