- Kids are going to camp, and if it is a warm, sunny Friday (as it is in Oakville) I know countless adults will be playing hooky to take in a round of golf – or sit on the patio with a drink, or whatever it is that adults will do on a warm sunny day when they play hooky (or leave work early).
Posts Tagged ‘passwords’
For years I have been espousing the importance of strong passwords. Passwords are the key to your information including pictures, documents, on-line banking and… everything.
Your identity can be stolen and your reputation can be shattered in an instant … all because of compromised passwords.
Now that you understand that, you made your password super-complex… 19P@$$w0rd63 and you figure you are safe. After all, twelve characters, alpha-numeric with uppercase, lowercase, and special characters, what could be stronger, right? Yes, that is true… but a complex password is not the beginning and end of account security.
Things to remember
There is a simple equation: Password security is equal to complexity, but there is a time factor built into that, and however secure your password is when you set it, that security level starts to degrade immediately… and at a rate that is inversely related to the complexity of the password.
Wow… all of this sounds really confusing, doesn’t it?
I hope this will simplify things: