As the web has evolved, so have the methods of collecting personal information. A large number of websites require visitors to register to gain access or participate. While the need for registration is understandable, tracking user names and passwords can be burdensome. Consider using software to store your passwords, in a safe accessible manner.
Most websites have privacy policies, but the value of privacy statements are only as honorable as the people behind the websites. Here are suggestions for keeping passwords and your information secure:change your password frequentlynever share your password with anyonetry to choose a password so it doesn't need to be written down, but not so obvious others would easily guess the passwordbe sure your password is at least 6 charactersdon't use a password containing all the same charactersdon't send your password via email or provide it over the phonedon't use pet, family or friend namesdon't use your telephone number, zip code or addressuse a different password for each accountdon't use user namedeactivate accounts for terminated employeesdon't allow shared accountspassword contains upper, lowercase letters, non-letter characters and numbers
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Passwords are not foolproof. Do not rely on a password alone to protect sensitive information. Monitor accounts closely to ensure that security is not breached.
About The Author
Sharon Housley manages marketing for NotePage, Inc. http://www.notepage.net a company specializing in alphanumeric paging, SMS and wireless messaging software solutions. Other sites by Sharon can be found at http://www.softwaremarketingresource.com , and http://www.small-business-software.net