Tool - An incredible app for saving your passwords. I have been using LastPass for about a year and find it very useful for generating passwords, saving passwords and securing my long list of passwords. LastPass is a great tool and easy to use, especially if you have multiple computers, many secure accounts and a variety of passwords. There is both a free version and a paid version too. Side note: According to Webroot Threat Blog the worst password for 2015 was "123456." If this is your password, be on high alert, you will be hacked.
Tip - 95% of security breaches are human error. It's much easier for a scammer to hack YOU than to hack your computer. The most common practices that cause potential security breach:
- Logging in on-line at a public location and feeling secure.
- Visiting websites other than your own, and downloading files from these sites.
- Reading your email and feeling safe clicking on links in your email.
Check out this infographic from a trusted source and Nice Guys Finish First supporter CyberWise .
Trick - Mind hack for passwords. If you have trouble remembering your passwords and you want an easier way to recall them, use this little mind hack. Develop a phrase that represents the site that needs password protection. For example, if you have an account at TD Bank and want to come up with a password (between 8 and 32 characters with at least 1 upper case letter and 1 number, no spaces, 1 special character: "TDisLike1GoldBar!" Easier to remember than random digits and harder to hack than usual. If you are not using a tool like LastPass (noted above), this mind hack might do the trick.