Microsoft has posted a free online tool designed to check the security of passwords, or recommend more secure passwords that are also easier to type. Traditional rules requiring that “secure” passwords be case sensitive, include upper- and lower…
How many passwords do you have for all your online accounts? From email accounts – of which you probably have at least a handful – to social networking accounts to online banking portals to forums to shopping web sites – we have so many passwords to remember that it can be a headache. Especially when you visit a long ago forgotten site. Then it could be such a hassle to remember the password, that is unless you’ve got a vault where you keep all your passwords. (I highly recommend Lastpass for this.)
If Google’s vision becomes a reality – which I don’t doubt it will at some point – we just might a solution to this password headache. At a recent RSA security event held in San Francisco, Google principal engineer, Mayank Upadhyay has revealed the interesting direction that the company is going in regard to passwords.
I have made a reputation for myself in that I tend to forget my passwords. It’s not something to be proud of, for sure, and I still cannot live down the instance when I had just gotten my first MacBook. I set a user password, only to have forgotten it right after restarting! For the life of me, I cannot explain how that happened, but you get the picture…Writing on more blogs than I can count on one hand and having to access even more password-protected sites, I am absolutely reliant on password management tools.
If you are anything like me, you would benefit from an efficient password management tool as well. There are many choices, and let me share five of the best password management tools with you.