Massive Top 100 security tips. Part IV. Password security

Posted: 31/05/2012 in Uncategorized

  1. 1. Use password generators to create passwords for you and then add an extra character that you prefer to the generated password.

    2. Use password managers to manage your passwords for you.

    3. Keep your password secret.

    4. Do change your password on a regular basis.

    5. Prevent the use of easy to guess passwords like; 12345, welcome. Hackers use password lists to brute force accounts. These lists expand millions of passwords

    6. Don’t use the same password.

    7. Don’t leave password notes on your desk, under your keyboard / phone / table. You could use an password manager instead.

    8. Make sure that your credentials travel via HTTPS protocol.

    9. Set strong (hard to guess) secret questions and answers.

    10. Disable auto-login.

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