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Passwords

One of the most challenging and frustrating aspects of using a computer is Passwords.

Many people come to me with a piece of paper with passwords written on it. Some our crossed out. Often the situation is confusing. The user is unsure.

You have to have passwords and they need to be secure.

This is especially true if you do online banking, use PayPal or eBay.
Here are some hints.
  • Do not use the same password for different sites.
  • If you can remember it, it is too easy.
  • Use special characters and numbers.
  • See how strong a password is
1Password
There is a great application called 1Password. If you do your banking online, have an eBay and PayPal account, or just have a lot of passwords to manage,
1Password is the way to go.
I work with people to organize and strengthen their password security. It is much better to be proactive on password management rather than wait until your information is compromised.