We need passwords for everything these days. Email, network access, shopping, and increasingly, online applications.
I have, as of today, twenty accounts with various employers / career websites. Each site requires a user name and password. This is getting ridiculous. I could use the same one for all of these, since they really aren’t that important in the scheme of things. After all, I’ll abandon them as soon as I get a job. But that doesn’t stimulate my creative side. And it’s not a good idea in general.
A strong password contains letters, numbers, and special characters as allowed by the software. As my job search continues, some of those words are becoming less than polite. Obviously I can’t share them with you. At least it makes them easier to remember!
Basic password safety includes the following:
- Create passwords that aren’t easy to guess. Microsoft’s…
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