Passwords for multiple internet services need not be confusing

January 26th, 2009 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS  

Hanover (Germany), Jan 26 (DPA) Most computer users realise that their private data is safest, when they use a different password for each website. But keeping track of all those passwords can be a problem and there’s always the temptation to use the same password often making it easier for a hacker to guess it.The German computer c’t magazine recommends using variations of a single password for all your internet needs.

Choose a word with at least eight letters, numerals and special characters. Alternate between upper and lower case and then it becomes a user’s basic password.

To make the password unique for each site, users should add the name of the website at the beginning or the end of the personalised password.

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