Goodbye, passwords. You aren’t a good defense.
The best password is a long, nonsensical string of letters and numbers and punctuation marks, a combination never put together before. Some admirable people actually do memorize random strings of characters for their passwords â€” and replace them with other random strings every couple of months.
Then thereâ€™s the rest of us, selecting the short, the familiar and the easiest to remember. And holding onto it forever.
I once felt ashamed about failing to follow best practices for password selection â€” but no more. Computer security experts say that choosing hard-to-guess passwords ultimately brings little security protection. Passwords wonâ€™t keep us safe from identity theft, no matter how clever we are in choosing them.
i find that using simple mneumonics is the best way to create passwords that are virtually unhackable. i used to use my birthday mixed in with other easily identifiable info, and my bank account got hacked into. not fun seeing a zero balance to your surprise when you login to your citibank checking!