Computer Passwords

This is a short tutorial on passwords. Passwords are a very important part of security that is often overlooked. Often we keep lists in our desks or in a notebook which is a hacker’s dream. Here are some suggestions that can help you remain safe.

  • Do not use common and easily discovered passwords such as a spouses, kids, or pets name.
  • Use associated words and example of this is PurpleMonkey.
  • Do not use clear text, instead use character substitution. So our example above of PurpleMonkey would become Purpl3Monk3y.
  • Consider using a password manager such as Dashlane or Keypass. These will also create complex passwords for you.
  • Whatever you decide make sure you at least follow the first three rules.