Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Use Passphrases, Not Passwords.

Recently Edward Snowden spoke about the need to replace passwords with pass phrases. Dictionary searches can unlock passwords almost immediately. Whereas, pass phrases throw a curve ball to potential hackers that is maybe insurmountable, depending on how good the phrase is.
I noticed Id lost control recently of a Twitter account which was only protected by a single word, password. Not that I really care, but I could have done a better job of protecting it. My main Twitter account's pass phrase is over 300 characters long. No problems there.

If you are not sure how to set a pass phrase, take a look at this video.

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