What’s My Password?
What You Need to Know:
All sign ins have two components:
User Name – Often an email, but some sites allow proper names or nicknames.
Password – The thing you keep forgetting.
- Don’t keep passwords in Contacts. It provides no security.
- Don’t stress about creating passwords you’ll remember . . . because you won’t.
- Don’t change passwords unless you ABSOLUTELY HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE.
- If you change a password, write the new password down IMMEDIATELY.
- Don’t scribble passwords on a piece of paper. Neither you or I will be able to read it.
Formulating Strong Passwords:
Don’t stress. Pick a word. Write it down. Move some letters around. Apply the rules below.
- Don’t use the names of your kids, dogs, cats or parakeet.
- Use both upper and lower case letters.
- Use numbers out of sequence and in unexpected places i.e; the middle of the password.
- Use symbols. You can substitute @ for the letter ‘a’ or $ for the letter ‘s’.
- Use at least 8 characters.
- Immediately write the user name and the password down.
Where To Keep Passwords:
There are a few good options, but right now I think the best place is Notes.
You can keep all your passwords on one note and . . . as of OS X El Capitan 10.11.4, notes can be password-protected.
Instructions on how to create a locked note can be found here – Apple Notes. Finally… A Good Place To Hide Your Secrets
Have a fun weekend.