I Probably Know your Password
I Probably Know your PasswordEverybody loves convenience, especially when it comes to remembering things. So most people pick easy to use and easy to remember passwords. Unfortunately, memorable passwords are often easily guessed.
Here are a few guesses of mine. Do you have a password that matches one of these Passwords Not to Use?
your initials and the number 1
your birth date or anniversary as a number
spouse/significant other's name
any professional sports team name
rude terms for bodily functions derived from the anglo-saxon
your user name
your user name backwards
your car license tag
Don't use any of the above with 5 for an S, 1 for an I, 3 for an E, or zero for an O. For example:
- Things to use if you can't think of something else
the name of your first pet, adding 2 or more numbers to the start or end. For example: Tiger63 or 59Spotty
- Have more than one password
You have a password for your internet account, for your log-in to work and also for some web sites you visit like eBay.
Don't make them all the same! Keep two or three passwords for different classes of things:
Why? If you use the same password for everything, then one person learning it can mess with everything about your electronic self. With only one password, someone can lock you out of your internet service by changing your password on you, then go wild on eBay with your account, hack your remote connection to work and steal or erase job info and empty your bank account. All while you're on hold with technical support trying to figure out why your internet connection isn't working! Now that's inconvenient!
To make sure your Mac is secure, contact Different Computers. That's easier than reading stuff like this!