Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Online security

The internet is not safe and so we need to keep an eye on our security.

One area to look at is our password security. Obviously we would not use insecure passwords like "123456' or "qwerty" etc.
A "safe" password is usually at least 15 characters long,

A 15-character password composed only of random letters and numbers is about 33,000 times stronger than an 8-character password composed of characters from the entire keyboard.

The safest way is to use a combination of letters AND numbers.

One of the best ways to help protect ourselves is to REGULARLY change our passwords. yes it is a pain in the butt, however we need to be ahead of the lads as far as we can.

Contrary to popular opinion it is ok to write down our passwords so we can remember them, PROVIDED this information is kept safe and secure.

Instructions on how to change the password in windows XP:
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/d....mspx?mfr=true

Instructions on how to change the password in windows VISTA:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...ndows-password

Instructions on how to change the password in Windows 7:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...ndows-password

One thing's for sure, a good password is anything but 419eter. That does NOT make a good password EVER!