Lately, several of my friends have had one or more of their social networks hacked. None of us are immune. The best we can do is to change our passwords often.
Back when I worked for a large company I had a dozen different places that required passwords before I could access the sites. I got pretty creative coming up with passwords since the system wouldn't allow us to use even similar passwords to what we had used before.
Some of the things I've tried include:
• Foreign words
• Unusual names
• Words spelled backwards
• Made up words only me and my husband would know
• Code words or code numbers that mean something only to me
I have a lot of passwords. I keep them all in a nondescript notebook that's always within reach. While I was writing this post, I decided to count how many passwords I used. Apparently, I need passwords for a whopping one hundred and twenty-nine sites!
Scary, isn't it?
Do you have any tips for creating a secure password? Have you ever been hacked? What did you do?
:passing the fairy dust: Here's hoping none of us ever have to go through that nightmare.