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You are Responsible for Protecting yourself Online

Posted by Key Yessaad on October 27, 2012 at 8:00 AM

The state of internet security and passwords in 2012, going into 2013, is still dismal – yes the number one (#1) hack-able password is still, you guessed it, ‘password’ followed closely by his best friend, come into my computer and steal my identity, favorite of some many ‘123456’. Here the list of their other friends in tow, #3 is ‘12345678’, #4 is the loveable ‘abc123’, and not to be outdone at #5 we have the huggable ‘qwerty’. By the way these are the most used passwords on the internet today – shocking!.


Creating Strong Passwords is not difficult, let me share with you my trick;


1. Start with an object or memory you have a strong bond too; an object that resonates emotionally to you, say: your mother’s meatloaf;


2. Make sure it contains at least 6 to 8 characters, the object ‘car’ would not be good, too few characters;


3. now intentionally misspell it so that it retains the phonetic sound of ‘meatloaf’ but written differently; let’s try: meetloaph;


4. Now pick a letter in the mix and capitalize it; let’s try: meEtloaph;


5. finally either start or end it with a number and a special character; as in: 17meEtloaph!


This alone will give you a strong password, one that will retain an emotional connection to you which will help in your recollection.

 

 

 

Key Yessaad, Real Estate Business Strategist

Categories: Thought of the Day, Tech Ideas

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