I just finished generating yet another password. Every time I do this it reminds me of the growing need to remember all of the different passwords and user names that we create. It is a temptation to reuse the same password or keep a cheat sheet in your wallet, but this is not a good idea for security reasons. If you find that you have too many passwords and usernames to remember, you could look into free password managers such as KeePass, LastPass or RoboForm. Mac users can purchase 1Password, which also has an iPhone app.
Be a Cyberhero: Fight Cybercrime With a Better Password!
I’m a sucker for stories about lists: The Top 10 Ways Red-Shirt Guy Dies in Star Trek! The 25 Most Horrifying Parasitic Diseases! The 100 Greatest (Novels, Films, Albums, TV Episodes, Action Figures) OF ALL TIME, etc. Recently, I ran across a report from the company SplashData entitled The 25 Worst Passwords of 2011. Being a list, I had to read it.