Good Password Practices

It can be difficult to choose a good password. The password should be fairly long and shouldn't be guessable, but at the same time, it should be easy to remember.

Here are a few reminders of good general password practices:

 

Specific Methods for Selecting Good Passwords

Handling Large Numbers of Passwords

People often find that they need to juggle multiple passwords for their email accounts, web sites they visited, and different Internet-based services that they wish to use. While it is impractical to create a completely different password for every web site or account, using the same password in multiple locations is very dangerous: if the password is stolen from any one of the places where it is used, it can be used elsewhere as well.

 

Below are a few ideas on various ways to handle the increasing number of passwords that seem to be required these days while not making the passwords easy to guess.