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…

Predictions

4 Cyber Threat predictions for 2017

As many predictions including my own in 2016 demonstrated, email as an attack vector is back with a bang as business everywhere were attacked through phishing emails, tricking people into opening malicious links and bogus attachments – often leading directly to a data breach. Spear Phishing targets specific individuals and business units, the recent US election highlighted an example of this. There was also a…

Passwords Manager

How can I better manage my passwords?

Passwords are a pain. Needed for everything these days, you are constantly asked to register on this or that website in order to obtain the information you require, resulting in a mountain of credentials which need protecting. Some people use the same password for everything, others use stronger passwords for ‘important’ things. Some people work out what a password should be based on a system…

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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