Pass the Word

In April, Darragh discussed what Phishing is, and a couple of things that you can do to protect yourself. Well now, with GMail being hacked, it seems like a good idea to bring that up again, as a refresher, as well as to point out a great article in the Wall Street Journal about how to protect your Gmail account.

One of their tips is to use a "strong password." It's a tip that's been given in hundreds of locations, but what exactly does that mean? Well, a strong password is generally more than 12 characters, and uses capitalization, numbers and symbols. It also shouldn't be something that's connected to your life (for example, your dog's name).

Using strong passwords should be your normal course of action for every site you log in to, as should using a different password for every site you log in to. I suspect that a majority of people don’t do this.

Posted by Mike