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Keeping up with Strong Passwords

password2In today’s modern electronic world, hackers are coming up with creative ways to hack into your personal data. To protect ourselves from compromise, we often times have to come up with creative passwords that cannot be easily guessed. Why such extremes?

The Password Paradigm

“Your password must be at least 8 characters long with at least one number, capitol letter and one symbol.” These have haunted the average user. True, according to Casey Johnson, a writer for arstechnica.com: “Every security expert will tell you that “Supercalifragilistic” is less secure than “gj7B!!!bhrdc.”… A password is not immune from cracking simply by virtue of being long—44,991 passwords recovered from a dump of LinkedIn hashes last year were 16 characters or more.”

You cannot escape the obvious truth that you need password complexity to stay secure. Also, it is not recommended to use the same password for every application, nor is it always possible, per varying complexity requirements.

A Special Gift for you!

AskSupportNow is working hard to gain influence in the IT Security Realm for the Metro-Detroit Area. We want to help you stay secure with a free download known as KeePass. KeePass is an Open-Source piece of software that allows you to create one Master Password, and store all of your other passwords in this database! If you need a password for a particular site, you can either reveal the username and password or you can drag and drop and it will auto-fill most online forms. You can use it at home or at work as it requires no Admin Rights to install and is secure and effective! You can download this tool on our home page at AskSupportNow or by visiting the KeePass webpage.

For Free help on how to use Keepass or for more information,  please visit AskSupportNow.com on the about page and ask for information on a free network assessment. If you enjoy our articles, please like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and connect with us on LinkedIn.

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Article Written by: Brian C. Royster

 

References:

http://keepass.info/

http://interestingmoney.com/2008/05/12/passwords-revisited-using-keepass-to-manage-your-financial-account-information/

http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/06/password-complexity-rules-more-annoying-less-effective-than-length-ones/

https://www.helloitsliam.com/2014/11/26/are-passwords-actually-secure/

 

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