#TechTip: use a different password for each online portal. It will limit your exposure if 1 password is compromised
Today’s Tech Tip blog continues on our theme from yesterday. Passwords are making it back in the news after last weeks announcement that close to 2 million passwords were stolen from major web portals. Yesterday we talked about what you should include in your password. Today we cover how many passwords you need.
The short answer: Lots!
Yes, it is easy to have 1 password that you use on everything. Makes it easy to log into sites you don’t normally access and keeps everything nice and clean. However the more sites you have with the same password means you are opening yourself up to a greater level of exposure. It is important, especially on popular sites like Gmail, Facebook and Twitter (basically all high profile social media sites) to maintain different passwords for each site.
If you are afraid of remembering all your passwords, you can alter each password by only a few digits and make sure to can figure out which password is for each site. Even better is is a completely different, random password for each site.
How do I remember all my passwords if you need me to have dozens or hundreds of different passwords?
That is the topic for our next blog post on password management. Stay tuned.