Passwords are a foundational and critically important part of our computer security protection. They’re one of the “layers” of our defense strategy to keep the hackers, bots, and other malware at bay…preventing them from emptying our bank accounts, stealing our identity, and/or taking over our computers and rendering them useless.
That having been said; do you know how to create a password that will be strong enough to serve you well against the above malware and ne’er do wells? It is a surprisingly easy task to create a strong password.
As stated in my previous articles on passwords; the proper use of strong passwords and their careful maintenance is an essential part of protecting our computers, our personal identity, and our financial assets. Check these out if you haven’t seen them before, or even if you have read them, a review may be in order…it’s that important.
For those of you who, after reading these 4 short articles, still don’t know what to do next, I’ve come across still another article that uses a short video to help teach one method of how to create a strong password. It can be found at Firefox Help Choosing More Secure Passwords.
My hope (stepping on my soapbox now) in revisiting this subject is that you’ll understand how important strong passwords are to your Internet safety, and that you’ll use them to protect yourself and your computer. It’s critically important that you do so…now. Before you surf the net another minute; before you click on another link in an email; before you visit another questionable website…do it now.
As always, I appreciate your comments on this subject…so please do. And be careful out there…it’s extremely dangerous these days.
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