Passwords & Security –  Should Matter Big Time to People Working on the Go

Roboform is my saviour – Folks !!! Why ???

Hands up – I was lazy about passwords and security in my time !!!  because in years gone by I used the same password for multiple sites. A good friend of mine used the same password for everything. We all have so many accounts to remember that it’s nearly-impossible to keep track of them all . . …Why on earth- do many of us not use secure passwords for our password  security  ?? I bet very many of you have long sorted this issue out ( and have no reason to read further) but I am also sure many of you have not !! If not- Why Not ???

In the past  I thought I was organised saving different passwords in a word document – until I went and lost it- both physically and digitally- and being simply lazy thereafter got into bad habits with my security- using a combo of my hobbies  names or my year of leaving school . I do not think I was alone then or indeed now!!

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These memories came back to me after reading 2  surveys – one that suggested our mobile gadgets are now becoming very vulnerable  to the modern cyber criminal, and the other suggesting many of us Fear Data Loss or theft as much as losing our gadget !!. Many of us carry both personal and business information around with us on the same device, meaning our mobile devices have never looked so appealing to hackers, This is the case BECAUSE many people use very simple passwords with easy-to-remember words or dates. These weak passwords are no match for an attack, as is universally accepted by security experts. It is also accepted that often for most of us mere mortals – and people who work on the go – most security breaches are avoidable/ or the risk greatly reduced.

While there are other factors to take into account for maximixing security- A GOOD START for most of us is to get over laziness about passwords.

TAKE ACTION FOLKS AND REDUCE YOUR PASSWORD RISK

  1. Rule of thumb, the longer the password and greater the mixture of alpha numeric keys upper and lower case in combination with symbols and numbers the lower the chances of your password being cracked.  But those are pretty difficult to remember on your own- you might ask ? I think so.
  1. If you would have trouble remembering complex passwords, which most of us will, there is help at hand for us mere mortals who are not security gurus-  Programs that Store Passwords– We use and highly recommend  RoboForm . If you’re just not feeling clever enough to create your own passwords, they will do it for you and a LOT MORE BESIDES.

 

My friend a lawyer uses Lastpass instead of Roboform- and often reminded me that it was FREE. I tried it once on a now defunct Netbook and yes it was fine, maybe I was just too used to Roboform to continue with it. However I spotted a recent CNN article about Lastpass being hacked- click the following link

I had intended to refer my readers to Lastpass with a recommendation- I am sure Lastpass will sort the problem out- and some of you may want to try it out  anyway the  link is

I recommend You Visit the Official site of Roboform by Clicking The Image Below  and LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FEATURES AND BENEFITS OF PASSWORD MANAGEMENT AND SECURITY.

Click Here To Visit The Official Roboform Site

Roboform works on MSN, AOL, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, IE7, IE8, mobile devices such as Windows mobile, Palm, Blackberry, and more.

 

 

 

ONE FINAL TIP – WHETHER YOU GO FOR ROBOFORM OR LASTPASS-

YOUR MASTER PASSWORD IS A SINGLE POINT OF RISK- MAKE IT COMPLICATED AS SUGGESTED ABOVE

 

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Rosemary O'Shaughnessy
Rosemary O'Shaughnessy

I am a self employed Social Media Manager and Consultant.

    18 replies to "Why are People Pretty Lazy When It Comes To Password Mangement ???."

    • Steve Dooley

      Hey Rosemary, I am soooo guilty of not making multiple complicated passwords. As an avid internet and network marketer I have literally a hundred different sites that require passwords. I have followed your advice and made a handful of fairly complex passwords. However, I had no idea that such a site existed that allowed you to manage all your stuff in one place. What a novel idea.

      Thanks for the great tip.

      Steve Dooley

      • rosie54

        Steve, I am delighted you found this post helpful. It is so important to be aware of security and I would rather be getting work done than looking for passwords. All the best for the long weekend. Rosemary

    • Lisa-Marie

      I love Lastpass but I’ve never tried Roboform. I’ll be keeping that in mind. May try it on the kids’ computer.

      I definitely keep several complicated “main” passwords that aren’t found in dictionaries, encyclopedias with added numbers and such. Programs like these make it easier because you don’t have to keep constantly typing them in which I love.

      Lastpass has added some extra security features and did send word out that there may have been a breach and to change master password if you had one that would be easily hacked. I appreciated that they did this. It’s taken my bank and credit card companies longer when there were possible issues re: this kind of activity.

      For encryption for more larger businesses or internet security savvy people I’d recommend Cryptohippie to work in tandem for increased protection.

      • rosie54

        Lisa-Marie, It is great to hear that you are using well thought out passwords. Yes the article in CNN thought lastpass were professional with dealing with there treat. I have not doubt many people reading this blog will appreciate your tip about Cryptohippie. All the best and enjoy the long weekend. Rosemary

    • Julia Hayes

      Hi Rosemary,
      You’re speaking to someone who needed to read this. I have 8 Excel spreadsheets with my various passwords. It’s also impossible to remember which site needs my email address as a username and which one uses my own name…then when that’s been worked out I have to try to remember the password. I’ve been thinking of using a professional site for some time now, and this has given me the push I needed.
      I am but a click away from memory overwork. Thanks. Julia

      • rosie54

        Julia, you are very welcome back to working on the go. It is great that you found this a helpful post. Delighted to has given you a nudge to make your online life a bit easier. I can relate to what you are saying about memory over work, it is understandable when we are living in the information age. All the best and enjoy the balance of the weekend. Rosemary

    • Marquita Herald

      Enjoyed your post. For sometime I’ve been keeping track of my passwords on a spreadsheet – it’s not that time consuming anymore since I’m not adding a bunch of new passwords. I do go through and change them – the spreadsheet helps me keep that organized because I keep track of the last time I updated. I am SO paranoid about the online password programs because there seems to be no place truly safe from ‘hackers’ these days … but thanks for the information and recommendation.

    • Sadie-Michaela Harris

      Hello Rosemary,

      I feel you were look at me as you wrote this post!

      I really have a shocking memory for passwords and it is not helped by the fact that I have so many – hundreds of them;-I kid you not!

      Whilst I appreciate that passwords should all be different and changed often, I am very bad at actually doing this. I would almost say that I tried hard to keep them all the same! but this became difficult as some sites impose strict password rules insisting on a number, a punctuation mark, a capital letter, etc for users protection.

      I have often though about using a password keeping software but then I wonder if they are hack proof! Mental note to self – Must do better!

      Have a great week! 🙂

    • rosie54

      Hi Sadie, I understand what you are saying are these companies hack proof. It is a full time battle to protect our self from hackers. I have many friends who store there passwords in an email. I do not know if you had a moment to see the Daily mail article explaining how easy it is to hack into an email . http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1391297/How-takes-just-15-minutes-web-tuition-hack-email.html . When we are on line we are all at risk, but I would personally feel safer using a password company. All the best what ever choice you make for managing your passwords. Have a great week as well Sadie.

    • Dereck

      Rosemary,

      I like roboform, such a fantastic tool!

      If you are someone like me, I have like 2000 passwords.

      Ughhhhh! Serious brain problem at that point. Capitol letters on some where numbers are required on others. Special characters and so on…

      I’m over it!

      Anyhow, it’s an awesome tool. Thanks for the heads up, I know this will save a great number of people with time and memory (pun intended). 😀

      -Dereck

      • Rosemary O'Shaughnessy

        Derek, Delighted you found this a post helpful and yes especially when you are working on line a password system is so important. It is great that you do not have the stress any more of having to remember your 2000 passwords. I can only see the amount of passwords increasing as companies have to protect themselves and us from hackers. I update this blog often and if you have any suggestion for it do feel free to contact me. All the best Rosemary

    • Susan Hand

      Rosemary, once again another fine article with really useful information.

      This past week I started doing some research because I have been joining some forums. It dawned on me that I’ve been using the same “formula” for my password for a couple of years. I also saw that the notebook that I use was getting a little lengthy.

      Thank you for confirming roboform as a reliable product.

      Susan

      • Rosemary O'Shaughnessy

        Susan, many thanks for taking the time to comment on this blog. Password management is a serious issue for all of us working on line. It is so easy for all of us to get into bad habits. I am more than happy to confirm, that I know many people having being using this product for a number of years and are more than happy. I am glad to say I do not have problems with passwords now. I hope you are finding a moment to rest during the weekend. Take care Rosemary

    • Beth Hewitt

      Hey Rosemary,

      This is such an important and great reminder to people. It is easy to go with what comes to mind when you first set up a password, but as there seems to be more and more security breaches it is plain common sense to take extra precautions.

      Thanks for sharing,
      Beth 🙂

      • Rosemary O'Shaughnessy

        Hi Beth,

        You are very welcome and delighted you found the post helpful. We all need to be so careful especially when we are working on line. All the best Rosemary

    • Andy Nathan

      Great tips on using more secure passwords. It is sometimes very challenging to come up with all of the different passwords that we need to in order to be safe. I know there have been times when I was lazy about reusing passwords.

      • Rosemary O'Shaughnessy

        Andy,

        Delighted you found this post useful. I understand it can be a challenge to think of new passwords. We all need be very aware of our online security. All the best take care. Rosemary

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