World password day

https://www.passwordday.org/ Did you miss world password day?  Me too. But it’s never too late to start protecting your own security and privacy.  This article mentions “layering up” which is just another name for two factor authentication, or multi factor authentication. Also, it’s a good time to start using a password manager. Google those terms, ask […]

The Washington Post: You added ‘!’ or ‘1’ to your password, thinking this made it strong. Science says no.

You added ‘!’ or ‘1’ to your password, thinking this made it strong. Science says no. http://wapo.st/2gRi3ux ============from the article=========== You added ‘!’ or ‘1’ to your password, thinking this made it strong. Science says no. By Lorrie Cranor September 8 For years, computer users have been told they should have complicated passwords, including numbers, […]

Hate Your Passwords Less [howto]

You have probably run into sites that keep telling you “that password you submitted?  not good enough — you need an upper case, lower case letter, numeral, AND a special character, it cannot be a dictionary word, nor your username, blah blah blah”. So after many tries, the only that actually works is “Pa$$w0rd*”.   Which […]