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Changing Passwords Every so Often?

napy666

http://www.nataliezworld.com/
iHF Regular
#1
Is it true to avoid getting your computers hacked into, you need to change your password for your various accounts, every so often?
 

Crush

I am admin, ruler of my domain
Administrator
iHF Master Craftsman
#2
A password is like a toothbrush - don't let others use yours and get a new one every six months.

Password Managers like KeePass and LastPass make that much easier generating "random" passwords for you of varying configurable complexity.

Another level I would recommend, is for accounts that allow it, use two factor authentication via your cell phone
 

napy666

http://www.nataliezworld.com/
iHF Regular
#4
Are those password sites really worth using? What if you forget your password since it's mixed up at random.
 

Lord Chance

iHelpForum Jester & Door Greeter
iHF Veteran
Advisor
WCG Team Member
#5
KeePass is a stand alone program that manages your passwords and encrypts your login data so it is safe. You enter your login username and password then KeePass save it to a database. It keeps you from having to write down and remember login details.

KeePass

LastPass goes a step further and saves your login details to the cloud.

LastPass

I prefer KeePass and find it worth the small effort to setup.

KeePass Screen Shots
 

Arctos

Beware of the Bear...
iHF Veteran
Advisor
WCG Team Member
#6
Are those password sites really worth using? What if you forget your password since it's mixed up at random.
With KeePass you can export your passwords / database and save it somewhere safe, when you want a password to get into your account at a website just open KP and copy the passord, then paste it into the website.