At Marian Banker’s Brain Exchange last week one of the issue that the techies shared with the non-techies was the importance of having VERY secure passwords – not simple for hackers to guess – but complicated.
Another suggestion was to have a different password for different things – these suggestions may seem impractical but it will increase your security (and frustration level).
Siber System’s has an interesting solution, RoboForm which acts as a “security brain” for all your online activities.
Not only will Roboform memorize passwords and other information for you, but it will generate complicated passwords as well. There’s a lot more it can do and if you have a LOT of passwords and online information to input, day in and day out try the free version of Roboform and see if its for you.
-Memorizes your passwords and Logs You In automatically.
-Fills long registration and checkout forms with one click.
-Encrypts your passwords to achieve complete security.
-Generates random passwords that hackers cannot guess.
-Fights Phishing by filling passwords only on matching web sites.
-Defeats Keyloggers by not using keyboard to type passwords.
-Backs up your passwords, Copies them between computers.
-Synchronizes passwords between computers using GoodSync.
-Searches for keywords in your passwords, notes and Internet.
-PDA-friendly: sync your passwords to Pocket PC and Palm.
-Neutral: works with Internet Explorer, AOL/MSN, Firefox.
Roboform is software that works on your computer. If you want these features with you, whatever computer you use, use Siber Systems, Pass2Go which is a USB key you can use for password management.
If you don’t want to worry about passwords at all consider using a biometric reader that scans your fingerprint and uses it as your “password”. EntryPoint, made by Saflink Corporation replaces weak password-based Windows log-on procedures with biometrically enabled USB flash drives. Another option is to use a smartcard, which generates a random number which you key into a device attached to your computer. It’s like a digital combination lock of sorts.
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