>> Tuesday, January 10, 2012
- Use WPA2 (WPA2-AES) if available and by all means never use WEP.
- Don't base your password on a dictionary word.
- In your router settings you can usually hide your ESSID (the name of the wireless network) this will add a small layer of security.
- In your router there is probably a mac-address filtering service where you can specify the mac addresses that are allowed to connect. This will make sure that only your approved devices can connect to your network.
1. At least 8 characters.
2. At least one number, letter and special character ie: $ # % ^ @ !
3. NOT based on a dictionary word
4. Multiple transitions: ie: aaa111aaa111 not aaaa11111.
How can I remember these passwords?
Come up with a word such as: calculus and substitute numbers and other characters for letters ie: c@1cu1u$
This is still based on a dictionary word though so you should still make it harder such as appending something to the end or beginning.
I also highly recommend using a different password for every website, how can you do this easily? Remember random variables in algebra? Have a random variable in your password that is based on the website or some other information.
IE: XpasswordY where the first X is the last letter of the website name and the last Y is the first letter of the website name:
So the Instructables website password would be SpasswordI or your Facebook password would be KpasswordF and your Hotmail password will be LpasswordH.
It might seem like a lot but it's worth the time to prevent the potential theft of your money, identity and your life ruined.