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!!
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
- 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.
- 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.
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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