Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Short Guide on Passwords

One of my friends has been using his passwords for quite a long time and pretty much for everything. Too bad that last week one of his accounts was hacked and then pretty much everything else followed. I thought that his habits were horrible. So, I will give you guys a real short guide on how to create passwords.

Step 1. Pick a phrase you wont forget
YourPetsName
CatchyPhrase

Step 2. Haxor it up however you want
Y0u49et$N/\m3
(/\t(hY9h4/\$3

I have a set of rules that I follow for every password. Try to keep all your passwords consistent otherwise you will have problems remembering. You don's have to have really long passwords like the examples just make sure that its not too short. 

Step 3. Salt it for multiple sites
Y0u49et$N/\m3gamefaqs
Y0u49et$Nm3GMAIL
 Step 4. Rotate it
Don't use the same password for long periods of time. Change it every so often.

Also, if you need to write your password change that caps for every letter. At least if they find it, they have a hard time deciphering or maybe even give up.




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