Choosing Strong Passwords


If you use a computer chances are that you will need to also have at least one password stored in your head somewhere. In a lot of situations you may be required to have more then one password; this is where things can get tricky.

Your passwords behave in the same manner as that of a house key. Anyone with access to the house key can get into the house and access the private things inside. Your passwords are the key to your places that store private information about you. If your passwords are stolen or discovered by hackers, this privacy is immediately lost.

When you are protecting your house, you invest in a quality lock that will keep out burglars. When you are protecting your home computer and the information stored on it, you should also use the same principals and use a strong password. Security Reference Guide > Home User Security: Choosing Strong Passwords

Linked by shanmuga Sunday, 23rd April 2006 7:07AM