You know you’re having a bad day the moment you realize you’ve been hacked – your bank account, World of Warcraft account, Facebook account… different levels of disappointment, but a bummer none the less. Fortunately, your first level of protection is not only the easiest to crack but also the easiest to defend. You need a great password, and that’s easy to make. You just need a little imagination and some creative tactics.
As John Pozadzides explains:
… some of the passwords you think matter least actually matter most. For example, some people think that the password to their e-mail box isn’t important because “I don’t get anything sensitive there.” Well, that e-mail box is probably connected to your online banking account. If I can compromise it then I can log into the Bank’s Web site and tell it I’ve forgotten my password to have it e-mailed to me.
Read John’s tips for making strong passwords to keep your data protected in his article on Lifehacker.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” ~ Benjamin Franklin