Ask Leo: How do I choose a good password?

how do i choose a good password

How do I choose a good password?

By Leo Notenboom

In the last couple of weeks, we’ve once again heard of a couple of major websites suffering from data breaches that have exposed information about millions of user passwords to hackers.

This theft brings up again the concept of so-called “good passwords.”

What many people don’t realize is that the thinking around exactly what it means to have a good password is changing.

And it may be changing in ways you wouldn’t expect.

To understand what makes a good password, we need to understand just a little about what makes passwords vulnerable – which means understanding a couple of the different ways that hackers hack.

Along the way, I’ll also discuss hashes (again) and why a “salted hash” isn’t breakfast food, but rather a critically important approach websites should be using to keep track of your passwords.

And there will be rainbows.

The Rules: Old and New

For those with short attention spans,I’ll start with what you need to do differently–Article Continued Here, beginning yesterday.

This post is excerpted with permission from Leo Notenboom.

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