10 Tips on Password Security for the cloud and the web.

In light of the recent password hacks in the past few months, days and in particular the high amount of media coverage on the “iCloud” hack. I thought I’d put down a few thoughts on password security. I think one can lecture or write for days on password security and they are even specialists and companies whose entire focus is nothing but security. That said this is simply a quick set of 10 tips from me that will hopefully help you better protect your passwords in the cloud and on the web. Some are common sense, most are well lesson’s learned from experience. 1. Use a hard password. Don’t make a password that contains the word Password, or any version. EVER! P@55w0rd! will never be a safe password to use. So don’t pat yourself on the back at your cleverness… Don’t use your real name Try to avoid using the same repeating set of characters (1111, 2222, 1212, 0000) Try to avoid using a straight sequence of numbers. 1234… 2. Make it at least 8 characters long. Let’s be honest, if someone wants something bad enough, all they need is enough processing power and enough time. If you’re being chased by a lion and were trying to throw random crates between you and lion, wouldn’t it make sense to put more crates between you and the lion? The more characters...

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