Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Tips to create strong passwords

Tips to create strong passwords




Your computer users?, Certainly no stranger to the name of the word "password", create a password turns tricky. It is recommended that a password is formed by taking into account factors that complicated but easy to remember. 
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Even the University of Wyoming recommends that internet users treat a password like underwear held that,
  1. As often as possible to be replaced / modified
  2. The longer the password, the better
  3. Do not be left open
  4. Do not split / loaned to others
  5. Keep remain mysterious.
In addition, here are some tips related to the manufacture of a paswword.
  1. Do not use code that is predictable as a personal name, pet's name or a surname, and date of birth.
  2. Use different passwords for different accounts, or at least some of the passwords are different.
  3. Use a mix of numbers, letters, punctuation and symbols
  4. Use a word or phrase that simply means making it easy to remember by taking into account the provisions of number 1.
  5. Change some characters in your password with letters or symbols.
  6. The longer the password will be stronger and harder to guess.
  7. Avoid using passwords with personal information, repetition, sequence, or a word that comes from the dictionary.
Password is 'keyword', it is an Indonesian translation, a combination of two words 'pass' and 'word'. But not that simple, password contains a specific code drawn up by the owner either by individuals or groups to perform an authentication of the system that contains a variety of information.
Because of the importance of such information, so many people / hackers trying to get a password to be entered into the system or so-called penetration into the system. Of course, to take advantage of the system that has been mastered.
Password is now widely used in a variety of political interests, defense and the economy. The author will discuss only the economic aspects just as authentication of ATM machines, debit cards, credit cards, online banking, online payment, e-commerce and others.
Password was used very simple, there are several ATM machines are still using 4 digits, but most are already using 6 digits. The more a password will be increasingly difficult to penetrate. A combination of numbers and letters and characters will make someone can penetrate. Passwords can be said to be safe and strong when made very long, contains a combination of complicated and can be remembered only by the owner.
Password is a keyword to be able to perform authentication, so many people try to get it.Then for what they want to get the password, there are a variety of reasons:
  1. Password friends, good friends office, college, school, play, until the friend, of course, to find out what friends are doing it.
  2. Password couples both husband, wife or girlfriend, would want to know, if they had the affair or not, and wherever they go.
  3. Password child, want to know what is being done by children and anyone of his friends.
  4. Password boss, wants to know what is being done and work bosses, colleagues, and to anyone anywhere activities.
  5. Admin password, want to know all the information and permissions that exist in it, so translucent then all the permissions will change hands to the owner of the password.
  6. Password opponents and business competitors, want to know all the secrets of the company opponent, what he did and what their new discoveries.
  7. Password crime, wanted to commit crimes, steal information and transfer some wealth and other people's money to the hacker, used for shopping and drain the wealth of the owner password or damage the reputation of others.
Various effects of lost passwords, among others:
  • Individual, can not open a personal email account, offices, social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, blogs and others.
  • The password and the account may be taken over by others to defame individuals, to deceive friends to ask for some money.
  • Password organizations and offices, all rights of access to the account can no longer be opened and the information falls to the other party.
  • The administrator password, all permissions and previledge the server administrator can no longer be used, the whole structure of the security changes and course information will be passed to the other party.
  • Online banking passwords and payment, if the PIN has been taken over by another party then all online assets may be transferred to parties who have been able to penetrate the system.
  • Password for some some military equipment and critical infrastructure such as civil aviation, ports, oil and gas equipment and other heavy equipment, traffic management system, there will be chaos to such tools.
  • Admin password several important sites such as online news, online trading system etc, when it was taken over, the impact is very large, the news will be able to contain negative content, pornography, defamation, incitement, racism, etc., which will lead to physical war and unrest in all parties.
Tips Keeping Passwords
  1. Not Using Default Password
  2. The default password is the password the first time that we can. This default password should indeed be quickly replaced because of very vulnerable. Because the default password can be easily searched on google search, even there are listed the name of the machine, the type and the default password with a magnificent plastered on some website creators vendors.
    Sometimes administrators are afraid of forgetting to change-change the default password, so that an intruder can take over a system with a default password.
  3. Not Using Password Hint
  4. Sometimes we are afraid to forget the password that was our entry into the system / account, so we need to create a reminder when we forget the password. Now this is called password Hint, if we create a password hint question is then quickly we can recall forgotten passwords.
    Likewise with the hackers, they will try to guess our password with different password hint questions, over time the password will be predictable, if the questions listed in the password hint can be answered by the penebak password.
  5. Not Jot Password
  6. The owner passwords are often afraid to forget the password has been entered, so the owner would write different passwords user id and password into other media such as a notebook, notepad, Stickies (mac), password folders, books, mobile phones and others.
    It is also quite vulnerable to leaking. Why vulnerable? Because when various equipment is lost, then all the information about the user id and password are sooner or later will be known by the thief equipments / gadgets are missing.
  7. Using a Strong Password
  8. Owner passwords often using a short password only, if it could be shorter than 3 characters then the user will give a short password. Fortunately this time the system gives minimum password length of six characters and a maximum of 254 characters.The longer a password the more powerful the password security.
    Strong passwords can be created with a combination of numbers and letters and even a variety of other characters. Some admins currently using a password that is long enough, coupled with encryption such as PGP key and others, so it is quite difficult to guess password.
  9. Frequently Change Password
  10. The owner password should periodically change passwords to authenticate, the more frequent password changes, the better, because the more difficult penebak password hacking account / your system. Changes to the password depends on the owner, could be a week, a month, three months, and others. Originally the owner does not forget the password that was changed earlier.
  11. Not Using Same Password on Multiple Accounts
  12. Owners often forget and sometimes passwords frequently enough to create an account, so that they each create a new account using the same user id and password are the same, it is very vulnerable and dangerous. Because these passwords through a single account, all accounts will be taken by the hacker.
  13. Use the Password Management
  14. To help recall the various passwords and various account, it is often very difficult, but not to worry because many current applications to help organize our passwords. This application can be downloaded free from the Internet and paid, so that regardless of our account and whatever we can with the password easy to remember and reopened, of course, to open the encryption method as well.
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