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Original Air Date: Feb 10, 2017



Low Tech Password Tip


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Passwords continue to be one of the weakest links in cyber-security and I’ve stressed extensively why it’s so important to use a different password for each of your accounts.

I have given you a lot of suggestions for tools that can manage your passwords, but it may still be overwhelming.

If that’s the case, I've got a low-tech suggestion for anyone struggling to keep track of your passwords; just write them down!

I don’t mean scribble them on a sticky note and pop it on your screen, I mean write them down & save them somewhere safe, like deep on your phone or in your desk.

Just dot use the word “password” anywhere on the document and incorporate your own form of "encryption” in the event someone discovers it.

For example, add four completely random characters or numbers at the beginning of your actual passwords, then you’ll be the only one to know to ignore them.

My point is, If your choice is to use the same password on every account or write individual unique passwords down, then write them down so you aren't totally exposed by a single data breach.

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