Password Length vs. Complexity vs. Strength

What’s more important? Password length, complexity, or strength? Neither. None of those things is as important as uniqueness of your passwords. Why Uniqueness Is The Most Important Factor? The reality is that you’re more likely to have someone obtain your password from a previous breach then someone to guess your password. Attackers know a lot …

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Websites Should Generate Passwords For Their Users

If websites generated passwords for their users, it would fix so many problems. It would… Keep users from reusing passwords. Keep users from using weak passwords. Remove the anxiety of creating passwords. Show people they don’t need to remember every password. Be less complicated than doing 2FA. Be easy to write down. Speed up and …

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Rebuttal on the Worlds “Best” Password Advice

It’s not every day I come across something so wrong about password managers that it moves me to write a response. Michael Horowitz writes the article in question, you can read it here The main point of the article is that password managers are bad, and using formula based passwords are good. I’ve already done …

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Who Do You Trust More – 200 Websites or Yourself?

Who do you trust more? 200 websites to store your passwords or yourself? If you’re not using a password manager, you’re trusting 200 websites* to secure your same or similar passwords. This is like living in a neighborhood where everyone’s house keys are the same. It’s only a matter of time before one house key …

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How to Make a Password for Online Accounts

Pick a phrase or a password you already use. Each time you sign up for an account, add one or two random words to the end of it. Never reuse that password. That’s it, only three steps. Here are some examples: Fluffy123companyFluffy123partnerflowersFluffy123BookCase12 This is lightyears better than using “Fluffy123” for everything. Just don’t use the …

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