Are You STILL Keeping Critical Passwords On A Post-IT Note Next To Your Computer?
One of the hardest habits we struggle to get our clients to break is writing down their passwords on sticky notes by their PC. Obviously, this is a security risk. Another bad habit is choosing really easy-to-remember passwords such as “password.”
But admittedly, it CAN be hard remembering all of those darn passwords that are always changing. To solve this little dilemma, we’re suggesting to our clients to stop using passwords and use “pass-phrases.”
What is a “pass-phrase” you ask? They are letters and numbers put together in an easy-to-remember phrase such as “GoEagles09!” These are MUCH easier to remember than a random cluster of letters and numbers, which means you won’t have to write them down on a post-it note anymore!
Pass-phrases can be built from anything, such as favorite quotes, lines from movies, sports team names, a favorite athlete’s name and jersey number, kids’ names and birthdates, pets, and so on.
All you need to do is be a little creative to get numbers, letters, and punctuation into the phrase. Since introducing this to our clients, we’ve found (believe it or not) they actually have fun doing this! Just don’t get so proud of your pass-phrase that you share it with others!
If you have questions related to this topic or IT issues in general, please feel free to contact us using the information provided below:
Telephone: (408) 400-0232