Passwords too easy This cartoon about password strength has been around for ages, and is spot on. …

Passwords too easyThis cartoon about password strength has been around for ages, and is spot on.It is amazing that so many people do not care about security and still use really simple passwords (often the same password on multiple sites).Best advise is: use long random character passwords generated by lastpass.com or similar. Nothing else is now safe. Long means more than 12 characters.ANY word (including names of people, pets, teams, etc) or phrase (any language) that has been published on the Read more […]

Secure passwords online

I am often asked for advice on creating good passwords. Usually, as I talk, I get an opened mouth response as people go into shock. The short version, for those who cannot be bothered to read the detail below, is you need to use machine generated random passwords of a decent length that are different for each and every site you use, and that as it is impossible to remember such passwords, use a password management application and service like lastpass.com (free) which can generate and remember them Read more […]