You’re feeling pretty smug that you’ve created a strong password system, and you’re confident your data, files, and sensitive information are as safe as a lock-down at Fort Knox. But are they? Or, you fall under the category of the many, many people I talk to on a regular basis who can’t remember their passwords. So what are we to do?
Many business professionals subscribe to the “set and forget” theory when it comes to creating, organizing and storing passwords. Though creating a strong password is an important part of your business’ web security, there are other factors involved as well. In this article I will share some tools and systems to creating a secure password, testing that password for strength and “crack-a-bility” and ways to keep this valuable information safe. [Read more…]
You’re feeling pretty smug that you’ve created a strong password system, and you’re confident your data, files, and sensitive information is as safe as a lock-down at Fort Knox. But in the light of the recent brute force hacking attempts on WordPress accounts, everyone should be double-checking and rethinking their password process.
The first order of business would be to keep your passwords safe. In other words, don’t leave them lying around (i.e. on a note taped to your desk or monitor), or make them blatantly obvious (“ABC123”). There are several safe and encrypted programs available today to keep your vital passwords safe, yet easy to access. Here are a few for you to review. [Read more…]