What’s your Password ???<br />
Top passwords of all times…<br />123456, password, 12345678, lifehack, qwerty, abc123, 111111, monkey, consumer, 12345, 69...
Other smart guesses would be…<br />Your parents/partners, child, or pet's name, possibly followed by a 0,1.<br />Digits fr...
Breaches in your Personal Security<br />Using same password for most stuff.<br />Bank websites are mostly quite secure, bu...
Other places a hacker can trace your activity <br />Temporary Internet files, Web site cookies, browser history, and index...
Must be at least 8 characters long.<br />Never use same passwords for all accounts, rather have a general rule set of gene...
Initials of your favorite song or movie, say Pirates of the Caribbean = PotC.<br />Use a pre-established keyboard pattern,...
What if One-rule set is compromised ?<br />One can use basic cryptography, as in replace ‘I’ by 1 or !, ‘a’ by @,’o’ by 0,...
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  1. 1. What’s your Password ???<br />
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  3. 3. Top passwords of all times…<br />123456, password, 12345678, lifehack, qwerty, abc123, 111111, monkey, consumer, 12345, 696969, letmein, trustno1,god,love. <br />It has been reported that almost 188,279 passwords were leaked, out of which it was discovered that more than 3,000 users chose "123456" as their login password, making the password top the list of most common passwords.<br />Moreover, nearly 2,000 people chose "password" as their protective word and over 1,000 people decided that "12345678" is an appropriate security choice for them.<br />
  4. 4. Other smart guesses would be…<br />Your parents/partners, child, or pet's name, possibly followed by a 0,1.<br />Digits from your phone number, vehicle etc.<br />Your city, or college, favourite team name.<br />Date of birth – yours, your partner's or your child's.<br />
  5. 5. Breaches in your Personal Security<br />Using same password for most stuff.<br />Bank websites are mostly quite secure, but most forums, online greeting cards etc. aren't prepared for an attack.<br />So, all we have to do now is unleash Brutus, or any other password cracker on their server with instructions to try say 10,000 (or 100,000 – whatever makes you happy) different usernames and passwords as fast as possible.<br />Once we've got several login + password pairings we can then go back and test them on targeted sites.<br />But wait… How do I know which bank you use and what your login ID is for the sites you frequent? All those cookies are simply stored, unencrypted and nicely named, in your Web browser's cache. <br />
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  8. 8. Other places a hacker can trace your activity <br />Temporary Internet files, Web site cookies, browser history, and index.dat<br />Typed URL history<br />Saved passwords and form auto-complete information stored in your browser<br />Recent Documents<br />Usage history of: Start/Run, Search<br />Temporary directories on the hard drive<br />Items contained within the Windows Registry<br />Deleted items contents<br />Media player history<br />Using CCleaner or Privacy Eraser.<br />
  9. 9. Must be at least 8 characters long.<br />Never use same passwords for all accounts, rather have a general rule set of generating “unique” passwords.<br />For example, have a base password and then use 1st two consonants and then 1st two vowels of your service provider.<br />Say, base password = uiop<br />For yahoo it’d be uiopyhao<br />You can add numbers and special characters too for enhancing password, like uiOp#01yhao .<br />Guide to choosing Secure Passwords.<br />
  10. 10. Initials of your favorite song or movie, say Pirates of the Caribbean = PotC.<br />Use a pre-established keyboard pattern, like "yui" or "zxcv." Just look at your keyboard to remember it.<br />For extra security, choose an easy to remember base, like "cat" and then shift your fingers up one row on the keyboard when you type it. In the case of "cat," you'd get "dq5."<br />Selecting a base Password<br />
  11. 11. What if One-rule set is compromised ?<br />One can use basic cryptography, as in replace ‘I’ by 1 or !, ‘a’ by @,’o’ by 0,’s’ by $ or &,’e’ by 3 and lots more…<br />Randomly throw in capital letters.<br />Using password managers, they generate errand string from your simple passwords, like “GMLT10AMA” is “1341b4ea8919” and need a master password. Also these passwords are almost irreversible ! But it comes back to squaring one, it all depends how strong is your master password.<br />Always check strength of your passwords, here’s a website : www.passwordmeter.com<br />

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