Are you worried about your password security and would like to have a safe and secure password for all of your web site accounts? Many web site owners tend to assume that getting a high security password is very difficult. Mozy, for example, has over 170 million users and it takes only 2.8 seconds to crack their password.
However, getting a high security password from a small online business may be harder than you think. Most small businesses tend to use a combination of letters, numbers and special characters. According to a research report by Microsoft, however, these character combinations only provide a 0.2% chance of success.
This means that a company needs to create more complex passwords in order to secure their user’s accounts. Even though a company like Mozy has a system that limits the risk of their user’s data, stronger security measures must be put in place to prevent abuse.
Strong passwords consist of Letters, Numbers and special characters
Let’s look at an example of a strong password.
This is the logic I use when I create a password.
If I have many different sections on my site that use upper case, lower case, numbers and symbols, then I tend to use a password that combines all of these sections into one.
This is a very general example, but you can use this same logic when you create other types of passwords.
When you create a password like this, you’ll notice that the letters are twisted from what they normally look like. This makes it harder for someone to guess what your password will be.
When you enter this password into a form on your website, you’ll need to choose a security question. The security question should be something that you can remember easily that a malicious hacker would not be able to guess.
For example, let’s say you are visiting a site that tracks its visitors with different banners. When you visit this site, you might see a message about visiting the “Terms and Conditions” section. You’ll then be asked to “Read the Terms and Conditions”. You’ll then need to click on the “I agree” button to proceed to the next section of the site.
When you get to the “Terms and Conditions” section, you’ll find two options for you to choose from. The “Security” section allows you to enter in your “Terms and Conditions” answers. These answers can be the same as your website contact information or a different password that you use to sign in to your account.
Now that you have your answer to the security question, you need to choose a password from among the choices given. When you do, you’ll be given a very good reason to remember your choice as a “strong password”. You’ll also be expected to immediately save the answer to your vault. If you forget your choice, you’ll be required to answer the security question again in order to update your answer.
If you’re still having second thoughts about what a strong password might be, you can always call you webmaster to ask you which password you should use. With a single click you can update your answer and switch from “always use” to “never use” as desired.
Your call to webmasters will go through the steps described above and will encourage you to remember your password and other information so that you can easily access your account online. And then you won’t have to do without that important information again.