What does this have to do with flowers or gift baskets? Nothing. So why am I writing this today? Because it’s important information for all of us, not just business owners, so I suggest you copy and paste or forward this on to everyone you know who uses the Internet. Gee, that’s everyone you know, isn’t it?
Many of us are waiting for the day when computer and online passwords will no longer be required. Can’t we do a fingerprint or optic scan to save us from having to remember long and complex passwords for hundreds of different websites?
That day is not here yet. And passwords do serve a vital purpose – to keep your personal and important data private. That’s why it’s worth your time to come up with a password that is difficult to guess but also easy to remember.
Everonit.com, a small business technology blog, offers a fun way to develop a memorable password that will be difficult for hackers to guess
1. Think of a line from your favorite movie. For example, “The Princess Bride”: “Only slightly less well known is this: Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line.”
2. Take the first letter from each word to come up with a string of characters. In this case, oslwkitngaaswdiotl. This password is already 18 characters – great!
3. If it’s required or if you prefer, add some caps, numbers or special characters.
This inventive solution strikes sa balance between the gibberish and memorable by applying a simple algorithm to a phrase you already know.
Now, what are you going to do with this this information? You’re going to comment, you’re going to share, you’re going to copy and paste. And then you’ll come up with your own favorite movie line (since mine is only 4 words I’ll share it with you: “We’ll always have Paris” – – and if you don’t know where that come from, you need a lesson in romance!!)