Amid constant reports of security breaches exposing millions of usernames and passwords (https://haveibeenpwned.com/) are you changing your behaviour to make your online information safer?
The common wisdom today says you should have a different non trivial password for everywhere you log in. Strong Password Generator can help you there. But where do you store all these passwords, as you certainly can’t remember them all?
If you store them in a file, that file should be encrypted and exist somewhere that can be easily accessed or synced from all your devices. The options suggested in a recent Twitter exchange included: use a Dropbox file, on Macs use Keychain, or specialist software 1Password, Keepass and Msecure.
How about treating some passwords as disposable?
@gordon_j I’m on Mac OX, so I’ve got keychain. For sites with a fast new-password turnaround I often treat the password as disposable.
— Richard Chirgwin (@R_Chirgwin) February 23, 2015
Whatever you do, the days of remembering trivial passwords are long gone and you should perhaps adopt one of the strategies mentioned.
@gordon_j both 1Password and KeyPass have good inbuilt password generators. I use and recommend both.
— Iain Chalmers (@iain_chalmers) February 23, 2015
— Baroness von Snoof (@evilsnoofy) February 23, 2015
— Matthew Smith (@smiffy) February 23, 2015