I stumbled on a good (very geeky) article about password strength last week. (I’ve since lost the link, or I’d add it here.) It turns out that my passwords aren’t as strong as I thought. So, I’ll be addressing that over the coming weeks by creating unique passwords for every web site, device and system that I log onto with long, complex passwords. Why go to all that trouble? I plan to explain this in a series of posts beginning today, including:
- How are passwords cracked?
- How strong are my current passwords?
- How strong should my passwords be?
- How can I handle password overload?