Choosing Passwords

Among the best security practices that everyone should adopt, choosing strong passwords is at the top of the list. If you're reading this, then you have access to the Internet. You likely have accounts on various web sites. You might even be doing some online banking. All of these systems, systems not under your control, store your password somewhere. Should someone get their hands on that password file, it's not at all difficult to crack some of the passwords in that file.

If you search for "strong passwords" on the Internet, you'll find a lot of information about them. The definitions and advice at UT Austin are both sound and typical of what you'll find. But, you can take it one step further. The primary difficulty with strong passwords is coming up with something that's both easy to remember and very hard to crack. Mac Mojo : Choosing Passwords

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 1st January 2007 9:29PM