In a world when we have passwords for everything it is difficult to keep up and remember all of them. For this reason we tend to use the same password for everything.

While that seems like no harm, let us tell you a bit about how harmful it can be.


A good example of this is the Founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg. Recently his own account was hacked from data that was stolen from another Social Media service. 

The problem was that Mark had used the same password for the Facebook that he did for the hacked account.


Another example is the very recent hack of MySpace (one of the first Social Media services). This hack exposed thousands of passwords from accounts, some that haven't been used in over  a decade. But, many of these people still use that same password on current Social Media accounts and also Internet Banking passwords.

The hack on MySpace has caused many Internet services to force password resets on their user's accounts as a 'Just in case' situation.


So our advice to you is: Keep your passwords different and never have the same password for Banking that you would use on Social Media.


But how do you remember all of them?


Well, you can go old school and use hard copies disguising passwords as random gibberish or doodles or, you get use online services like LastPass for a home computer or 1Password for mobile devices.

Both these services have heavy encryption and may be harder to hack.


If you are like me and use an Apple computer and an iPhone, You can use your device or computer to save passwords for you. The best part is that they are kept in synch with all your other devices.


Lastly, if you can't think of any string passwords, click the button below until you see a password you like.



Friday, June 10, 2016

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