Tips for maintaining online security

Keyboard -  blue key AccessAlthough the internet has not gained as much traction as its originators would have hoped, it still appears to be useful to some individuals. For the handful of people who utilize the internet on a daily basis, maintaining your online security is of the utmost importance.

Following are some helpful suggestions for choosing online passwords to help ensure that you remain protected:

  • Use a random sequence of numbers and letters that you won’t be able to remember. If you can’t remember it, nobody will.
  • Pretend that you’re a password, what would you want your name to be?
  • Use the word “viper,” that would sound pretty cool.
  • Utilize a string of words based on your favorite Shakespearean play.
  • Who’s the first person that comes to mind if were to kill someone? Use that.
  • You should probably just go ahead and kill that person, they were probably going to hack into your accounts anyway.
  • Choose a long and uncommon word, such as “Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
  • Think of a word and have your friends try to guess what it is. If they can’t get it by the 10,000th try, then it’s probably safe to use as a password.
  • Change your password every 36 seconds to ensure ultimate protection.
  • Lock your computer in a safe every time you’re done using it. This way if hackers want to get into your computer they’ll have to break into the safe first.
  • Be paranoid; casually spy on everyone you see using a computer to make sure they aren’t hacking into your accounts. This includes people using smartphones.
  • Choose a word using a foreign language, we’re pretty sure foreign people don’t use computers.

Lastly, in order to protect the money you invested in checking and/or savings accounts, we recommend opening up several bank accounts and depositing one dollar in each account. This way, if your money is spread across thousands of accounts and one of them were to be compromised, your entire savings will not be affected.

 

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2 replies

  1. You always have fun stuff here. Just 36 more seconds to a new password, I can so get behind this. :O)

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