Security Tip: Change Passwords Often

It is a good idea to get into the habit of changing the passwords you use online on a regular basis. This is especially true with regard to important passwords such as those you use for Internet banking, webmail, and other sensitive services.

Changing passwords can help you keep one step ahead of hackers and general snoops who want to poke their noses into your personal affairs. Most online services will let you change your password very easily, usually by logging in with your old password and supplying a new one.

This simple security procedure is often neglected, largely because it can be something of a hassle. Changing the password itself is usually quick and simple, but of course, then you have to go to the trouble of memorizing your new password.

A simple way around this problem is to devise a set of secret password-changing rules that only you know about. For example, you could keep a base string of characters in your password and only change the characters at the beginning. And you could pr

posted by Brett Christensen @ 4:35 PM,

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