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Free Software Magazine: Personal Security: Passwords

Mar 28, 2006, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Monks)

"Passwords are, without a doubt, the perferred method of online security by online blogs, portals, e-commerce sites and just about anything else. For the most part, this is a good system. But, like all security systems, there is a point of possible disclosure, and it lies with you, the password creator, manager and holder. There are tricks to managing passwords, and free software programs to make managing passwords simple and I'll show you some of them, right now...

"You are expected to make a secure password for each site you visit, that's a lot of responsibility for one person to manage, and because of that many people choose easy passwords or use the same passwords over and over, almost begging for trouble..."

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