We are often sent passwords by clients for access to a wide variety of systems and more often than not the passwords we see are ‘weak’ passwords.
We use a password generator to create new passwords and typically might generate about 5-10 a day for our own use or to pass onto clients. These passwords are ‘strong’ – typically a minimum of sixteen characters and a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols.
Sometimes our clients say, ‘I’ll never remember that’, but isn’t an insight into where people go wrong with passwords? If you have, say 25 accounts that need passwords and they are all unique and ‘strong’, it is unlikely that you will be able to remember all of those, so you probably need a secure way of storing this passwords and recalling them when they are needed.
We can help you with this if you would like.
In the meantime (ie. until your identity is stolen), here is an excellent infographic on passwords that actually inspired me to create this little post.