Open IT Forum: How are you protecting yourself from a password attack?

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From online banking to email accounts, passwords have become a very important part of our everyday lives. This week, we posted an infographic that shows how passwords are at greater risk than ever before. How are you protecting yourself from a password attack?

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  • carlosdl
    Some basic measures:  -Use a different password for every site/service you use. -Change passwords regularly -Consider using two factor authentication where available -Don't login to services requiring your password from public computers, or use "one time" passwords.
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  • BigKat
    really long complex "random" generated ones, and a browser plug-in utility that stores/enters them for me.  (I just need to remember one password for the utility)
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  • Michael Tidmarsh
    Also, Ken Harthun shares his thoughts on how to protect your password manager.
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  • Ben Rubenstein
    What password manager utility do you guys use? Are some more secure than others? 

    And Carlos, you don't log in to web mail on any public computers?
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  • carlosdl
    No, I don't.  Last time I did it was maybe 5 years ago.
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  • univacnewbie
    The simplest solution is to use words that are not real words -- in English or any other language.  (google to check for foreign meanings)Find something that has only meaning to you...  or use a doubling of letters and capitals that would never exist in the real word...  like:  PpEeTt and your favorite pet's name.
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