Thursday, May 18, 2006

Password tips you can use

Passwords, passwords and more passwords. They are already becoming a part of our daily lives. With more applications (offline and online) requiring us to use a password, the question of security becomes more important. Should you use just one password or a few? gives you ten tips on how you can be more secure and how to manage your passwords more effectively. From
A password which consists of at least eight characters with a mix of upper case, lower case and numbers is a good start. If the minimum requirement is too long staff may be encouraged to be lazy and use repeat characters or obvious strings: ABCDEFG123456789.

However, a minimum with a reasonably high upper limit would allow staff to be creative. One suggestion is to use phrases rather than words. Certainly 'mYd0g1sCALLEDf1d0' is less likely to be guessed that 'Fido'. Again, it's a step in the right direction towards creating more secure passwords.


Chuang Shyue Chou said...

My password is 'password'! Heheheh.

Anonymous said...

What is my password. :oP