Pozadzides has compiled his list of top ten easiest, and consequently, worst passwords users often give. These include partner's/pet's name, a simple sequence, the classic password of "password" and alike.
The expert suggests that users have different username / password combinations for each of their accounts. He says one of techniques of hackers is to break into any account you hold "just to figure out your standard password, then compromise everything else." You can avoid this, if you don't use the same password everywhere.
Pozadzides says it might be a good idea to randomly substitute numbers for letters that look similar and to use some capital letters in passwords. (For example: greenmango -> Gr33nM@ng0)
He recommends using Roboform for Windows users (and 1Password for Mac users), which stores passwords in an encrypted format and allow users to access all their passwords with one master password. Roboform can also automatically fill in forms on Web pages. There are even portable versions available.
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