What makes a good password?

Is your password based on your name or one of your family members?  How about some number related to your birthday?  Your favorite Disney character?  A pets name?  The numbers to your home or office?  I’ve seen all these approaches, and unfortunately so have the hackers.

Choosing-a-password

In recent weeks Hackers have stepped up their attacks on the Internet.  One of their latest exploits includes using other infected computers as Robots (Bots) to attempt to login to computers connected to the Internet with RDP Remote Access enabled (see my other blog article on the details of this, and how to defend yourself from it).  They can make a try every one or two seconds, easily more than 40,000 tries per day.  They don’t get tired and they don’t give up easily.  If you have a simple password, it increases the chances a hacker could get through.  This is just one of many reasons to have a good password. Continue reading