Using the same password everywhere is a big mistake. Everyone knows it, but equally, most people do it.
The problem is that your online security is a bit like an egg, Hmmm, funny analogy isn't it? OK, stay with me and I'll explain. An egg is a very robust and durable thing, it's hard and most eggs, if held in the palm of your hand, are really quite hard to break by just squeezing them. However, once you Peirce an egg, all of its strength is lost.
This is the key to my previous statement. If you use your password in the wrong place and someone gets hold of it, they can start to create real trouble for you. Think about all of the places you have used that password and you can start to see why it could be an issue.
So this undesirable person has grabbed your password from www.wearenotsafe.com what do they do now? Well they probably got your email address also, so they may start trying to log in to your;
- PayPal account
- Amazon account
- Google profile
- etc. etc. etc.
So, apart from writing down your passwords, what's the next best solution?
Well, our friends at DailyBlogTips.com just posted a great article on keeping your password safe by creating a formula so that you can have a different password for every website, but never forget them. Wow, fantastic job guys! View it here.
They demonstrate the steps to take but make sure you apply your own letter & number elements otherwise we'll all end up with the same damn password and that wouldn't be great!