by Ken Klein
Learn To Make Strong Passwords You Can Remember - Learn how to make strong memorable passwords using the password sandwich. - Learn to create an ingredient list then use it to assemble different passwords for different sites. - Learn a way to have unique passwords that regularly change for all your sites. It doesn't matter if you have a dozen or a hundred site passwords to remember. - Learn how to secure the devices you use. You will learn how to use your computers / devices in ways that make it difficult for others to capture your passwords. Learn how to harden your home network to keep freeloaders criminals and spies away. - Learn why business travelers need to be very careful about connecting to networks and which ways are best to connect. Learn how to clean up your computers. You will find ways to prevent viruses trojans and other malware from getting back onto them. - Learn how to find unsecured network devices in your home that could let others take advantage of you. - Learn how to make a password plan you can use to create a new secure and memorable password scheme where no passwords are the same and passwords change regularly. Why are Passwords Important? Stealing passwords for money is understandable but why would anyone want your family pictures birthdays or other information? Most people don't care about those things. But increasingly there are incidents where criminals "mine" personal data from sites solely for the purpose of planning a physical crime. Sites like FACEBOOK provide robust security settings. When your password is stolen all of those settings are bypassed. Passwords seem like a nuisance at many sites. Everyone understands their benefit at sites holding your financial data. The reason so many sites require passwords is to retrieve your settings. These may be insignificant items like the screen layout colors or the last time you posted information. It's how the site knows who you are. In technical terms the process is called authentication. When account access is gained by breaking your password the perpetrator is impersonating you. They may: - Purchase things using your saved checkout settings. - Look at details which are private. - Change details to embarrass or slander you. - Falsely broadcast messages to your co-workers customers friends and family. - Transfer funds from your accounts. - Download your personal documents and files. This book includes a companion website with up to the minute third-party reviews news and other tips and techniques. Visit http://www.healthypasswords.com/ for more information.
- Sustainable Alternatives, LLC, April 2011
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