PassWord Security

Encryption aside, where are your storing your credentials?

Encryption aside, where are your storing your credentials?

It’s no longer okay to share security credentials by email.

There, you have it.  A line in the sand.

Even if you go the extra distance: to send the UserID in one message and the Password in another, nope.

Here is a tool I recommend:  www.PassPack.com

Some excellent ingredients here…

  • Very secure
  • Available to you where ever there is a web browser
  • Ability to share records with other users
  • Ability to securely message other users

And a couple of words about how to use credentials

  • Don’t use the same credentials across multiple sites
  • Do use Chrome and iCloud services to “remember” credentials (it’s pretty secure)
  • Do use non-personally identifiable strings — no pet names, no nicknames, no cities, schools or other stuff like that
  • Do use upper & lower case, numbers and punctuation
  • A minimum of 10 characters

And change your passwords — I would recommend every 6th time you visit a third-party site … it’s easy, and in a moment you can change the password, update your storage tool and relax.

I don’t change passwords that frequently on sites I own and manage.  In these circumstances I alter the  credential strings perhaps every 6 months.

 

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