Did you forget your password?
Security experts tell you to come up with 'strong' passwords and to not repeat them. That's great advice, but sometimes it's impractical -- and hard as heck to remember.
Well, here are some other common password problems. . . and some advice on how to solve them:
1) You use the same password for all of the sites you log into.
Using the same password opens up your whole online life -- from your reunion website to your shopping cart to your bank account -- the moment someone discovers just one of your passwords. Never do this. It's a very quick path to big trouble.
2) You log into dozens of websites a day, and spend upwards of 30 minutes a day on login screens.
This is a real problem for me, too. I log into websites well over 50 to 60 times a day, and some sites I log into several times a day. It's a real time waster. A common solution is to try to keep multiple browser windows open with your logged-in sites, but many websites expire automatically so you can't do this very long.
3) You work at Internet Cafe's and other public Wi-Fi hotspots.
Be very careful. Never let anyone watch you log-in, especially at a public place. If you ever log-in in a public place, watch the people who are watching you log-in. They may be watching you type, and recording your usernames and
passwords as you type them. It's not a password, but your credit card information is just as spy-able.
4) Your passwords are weak
Do you use plain words, your first name, the digits 123456, the same number over and over again, numbers from your address, or other easily-knowable or easily guessable words and numbers in your passwords? It's not a problem, until you get hacked just once.
Then you feel incredibly vulnerable, like nothing is secret any more.
About two years ago, I confronted all of these problems head on.
I found a program that made my online life much simpler: Roboform.
- This program memorizes all of your passwords and logs you in automatically to any website you want. Just pick from your list, and boom, you're in.
- Roboform keeps your passwords 100% secure and encrypted on your computer.
- Roboform will remember and enter your credit card info for you (and keep it safe from prying eyes, too).
- Roboform can create strong passwords for you automatically, to keep your data safe.
You can even get a trial version for Roboform at RoboformFreeTrial.com.