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Passwords

How Secure Is Your Password

Think you’ve got a strong password? Visit https://www.security.org/how-secure-is-my-password/ and check to see how long it would take to hack your password!

Passcode vs Password

Having to remember a password that is a minimum of 8 characters long and contain at least three of these four: upper case characters, lower case characters, numbers, special characters; can become a daunting task especially if you need to remember a different one for easy online system.

Instead of a password consider a passphrase instead, which is easier for you to remember and harder for bad guys to guess. Use a mnemonic to make it easier to remember without writing it down. This works for your own personal passwords as well as organization ones. Which is easier to remember and harder to guess using the mnemonic of “fast food”?

Ch33zBrg3r$
or
4Cheeseburgers@my.house!

Password Managers

A great password manager can be a game-changer. Most of us have many of online accounts, and we often fall prey to reusing the same password for multiple sites. It might be convenient, but it also leaves us in real danger; if just one of those sites is compromised, all your accounts will be at risk.

A password manager will not only save you the effort of remembering dozens of different logins for all your online accounts, it will also help keep them secure by generating strong passwords that are impossible to guess, and storing them all safely in an encrypted vault.

Here are some of the more popular and often recommended password management tools.

  1. LastPass
  2. Dashlane
  3. Keeper
  4. RoboForm
  5. NordPass

Password Less Authentication

The future of authentication may not even require the use of passwords as we know it. Click here to read about Password Less Authentication.

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