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How often should you change your password? (3 replies and 4 comments)

Robert Dempsey
1 year ago
Robert Dempsey 1 year ago

 There are key times when you should change a password. 

They include: 

  • After a service discloses a security incident. 
  • There is evidence of unauthorized access to your account. 
  • There is evidence of malware or other compromises of your device. 
  • You shared access to an account with someone else and they no longer use the login. 
  • You logged in to the account on a shared or public computer (such as at a library or hotel). 
  • It’s been a year or more since you last changed the password, especially if you don’t have multi-factor authentication enabled. 

In all these cases, updating your password is a smart precautionary step. A new password ensures that someone can’t abuse your account even if they have the old password. 

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Robert Dempsey
1 year ago
Robert Dempsey 1 year ago

If you want to change your Password. in the menu bar you will see Members Profile under that is edit Profile you will find in there where you can change your password.

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Welshmanofsteel
1 year ago
Welshmanofsteel 1 year ago

I was with some of my old university pals, in a bar in Zurich a few weeks ago when I was asked about an old paper I wrote on passwords as a psychology undergraduate (circa 1984).

My original thrust had been we seek to make passwords complex, in order that we need to write them down to ensure we remember them. I also pontificated that the ability to devise secure passwords would exceed the capability of ordinary mortal user in the same year as the original Bladerunner was set. 
With hindsight, I think my dusty old paper, largely ignored, has been proven right. Thankfully, I have no need for concern on password forgetfulness on this site, Google Chrome and Apple have removed that danger by storing everything in a cloud. Happy days.

Neil

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Mike
1 year ago

Very interesting. Passwords cause me a lot of grief and it’s going to get worse. I cannot even phone my bank without a password, what makes it worse is that I am talking to a Robot, it keeps telling me I am stupid and please speak clearly. The bank states that They now have a voice print, whereby my voice is now the password and all my problems are solved. Does it work, ofcourse not. I am now forced to drive to my bank and speak to a ‘human’ being. On the cashiers desk there is a sign that states ‘ please do not abuse the bank staff, they have the right to refuse dealing with you’. I’d say, bring back the old ways, a bank on the corner of the street and a real ‘human’ bank manager who you can do business with face to face. Do we need passwords and how effective are they.

Robert Dempsey
1 year ago
Robert Dempsey 1 year ago

There are many interesting programs out there that save and use your passwords for you, yet they are stored in a cloud someplace that can get hacked, and have been in the past.

I am looking for one that will store the passwords only on my computer so I have total control of them.  This is actually one we all need.

Banks are the worst for passwords for sure I must agree with you there Mike

Have a good week

Robert D

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Robert Dempsey
1 year ago

This is the one I use and is: https://www.truekey.com/»
If you own Mcafee true key is free with it.
Your passwords are stored locally on your device and synced to your profile using the strongest encryption available.

Mike
1 year ago

Many thanks for your post Robert and also for the link.

Robert Dempsey
1 year ago

No Problem at all. WE try and only use the best of the best

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