Late last week Facebook was attacked – this exposed nearly 50 million user accounts.
Make your account more secure now.
You should change your password as a good security measure anyway, but also set up two-factor authentication.
Google Authenticator works on Android and iPhones.
It is also essential to add a backup – just follow the prompts after two-factor authentication is turned on.
Passwords are an ongoing nightmare for most people: we have so many, and the paradox is – if you can remember them they are not secure enough, and if they are secure enough you can’t remember them!
- Have too many passwords?
- Forget your passwords
- Use the same password (with slight variations) over and over again?
- Store your passwords in a notebook – but then have trouble finding the password you are after, or can’t tell whether you wrote a “0” or an “o”, “l” or “1”.
Password managers to the rescue!
With a password manager you remember ONE password (or pass-phrase), then let the password manager generate new random 40 or so character passwords for you.
They are extremely easy to setup and use.
I use, as my main pass-phrase, a few made-up words from my childhood. It’s over 20 characters but very easy for me to remember.
I use Roboform (affiliate link) for various reasons. It is very similar to most of the others, I just like it best.
One of my favourite features is that it can fill in most forms with one click – this is an amazing time-saver.