Password Security – Primer

Very good advice on passwords. Better, take common words from uncommon languages that you happen to know a bit.

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Passwords have always been one of the weakest links in information security. Good passwords are hard to generate and remember. Added to that it’s not good practice to use the same password for multiple sites. So one has to use completely random, reasonably long, password that contains upper and lowercase letters, numbers and special characters (phew). As if all this is not enough, several sites – like those of financial institutions – require you to change your password regularly.

All this can make it very difficult to generate, remember and maintain passwords and store passwords in a secure fashion. In this article, let’s tackle the problems with passwords one after the other.

Hopefully, I’ll cover everything that needs to be covered. If I’ve left off something, kindly point it out and I’ll edit the article to fix it as quickly as possible

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