We've all known for many years about protecting or improving our passwords. The blinding speed of processors and quality of technology that is of great benefit to us, also benefits the HACKERS. The included link below arrived at my email box via a set Google Alert word and I'm passing this along.
The short video in the link may not be new information to you; but is a reminder for all of us. The RED FLAGS are in the written article.
Today's password hacking
Multi-factor authentication (MFA) usage will increase security.
If MFA is available, I would recommend using it for financial accounts.
Do not access personal financial information via public Wi-Fi networks if you are not using a VPN.
Edit: Read article referenced above which led to the discovery of this good cybersecurity primer.
Secrets from People Who Never Get Hacked
Absolutely. Use MFA and VPN. I do turn off VPN at times when online wi-fi/secure at home, as some sites are not happy with VPN and will prevent access.
Good advice. But as someone who cut his computing teeth on a Vic-20 in the early 80s, my gut reaction is “Damn. How’d we get to this point?”
What’s next? A manager to manage our password managers?
If traveling I go to cellular. Safer than hotel wifi. Try to keep even that to minimum. I haven’t graduated to a PW manager yet. But mine are quite complex & usually 15-20 characters. For anything important, 2 factor authentication (typically a code delivered to my secure cellphone) is employed.
@Catch22 - great thread.
Works great for me.
But, they are forcing you/we to use an "electronic condom" of their choosing to enter their door, for your protection and their community at large.
'Course the option of choosing not to enter the door remains with the customer, eh?
You do not want to have the painful experience of an account hack or identity theft; that you are able to help prevent.
bitesbytes. I guess it goes back to that tree in the forest that falls when no one’s listening. Was there any sound?
As others have noted, you can do a lot stringing a phrase together using the first letter of each word, tossing in some special characters here and there. I like to use characters & situations in films - but any topic works.
EXAMPLE: inS’sR&[email protected]’sC (21 letters and special characters)
Translated: “In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet Mercutio dies at the hand of Tybalt who is Juliet’s cousin.”