Password Management

Is Password Management software secure?

May 25th, 2017 Confidentiality, Secure Configuration James Gillies

As we move forward with our digital lives, complying with the need to “log into” just about anything we touch these days it becomes increasingly difficult to maintain a high degree of password hygiene. There are those incredibly disciplined people amongst us that can perform effective Password Management in their head, and then there are the rest of us that well, can’t. I have previously recommended…

Should I consider using a Password Manager?

May 11th, 2017 Confidentiality, Privacy, Secure Configuration James Gillies

Last week I gave some tips on methods to create a strong password, however these may not be suitable if you have a large number of passwords to manage. In this scenario making use of a Password Manager may be appropriate. Best practice would be to have a different and complex password for everything (such as a website) that you would log into. However, very…

How do I create a strong password?

May 4th, 2017 Confidentiality, Secure Configuration James Gillies

Follows are some tips on how you can create a a strong password. Some might be obvious, other not so… Your passwords belong to you, no-one else – don’t share your passwords! Regardless of complexity, don’t write your passwords down. (To this day I still see passwords on Post-IT notes and whiteboards!) The longer the password, the harder it is to crack, 8 characters should…

Insecure Passwords

Why should I use strong passwords and does it really matter?

Anyone who has some form of online presence will have logins and passwords for various systems that they connect to. Almost all systems that you log into now are on the internet and a great deal of them store a lot of personal information about you, such as your date of birth, home address, credit card details and so on. It has also become routine…

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