Are you following the best practices when it comes to keeping your passwords safe?
In todays Internet ecosystem, password safety is king. You can no longer put trust in any websites keeping your passwords safe.
Even the most secure services such as those provided by Google or Microsoft are not 100% secure.
This has already proven to be true, and both Google and Microsoft has had their services hacked in some shape or form.
Keeping your passwords safe with the best practices.
1. We must assume that every website or online service we register on is unsecure. Therefore everytime we register for a new service, we must choose an unique password.
2. Never use the same password on more than one service. If you are using the same password on several services, and one of your accounts gets hacked, the hacker will have the password to all those services.
Think about it. Most people use the same email-address for all accounts. Having several addresses is just overkill. So all the hacker needs is your password, and he can try logging on with your password and email on all the major services that most people use.
3. Pick a strong password with both uppercase and lowercase letter and numbers. You may even want to use special characters too, such as $ ^ ? . , –
Your password should be at least 8 characters long, and include all the above mixed together. You are probably gonna find it a little bit hard to remember the password, but no worries, I got a way to fix this. Just keep reading.
4. Use a password manager. This way you wont have to remember all the passwords.
Im not gonna waste your time by listing all the password managers that exist, because that’s not what this article is about.
I will give you the name of the password manager I use which is awesome: Lastpass – www.lastpass.com
Lastpass works in all major Internet Browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari. It even works on your cellphone too.
All passwords stored in Lastpass are encrypted with a very strong encryption.