• Don’t reuse passwords!

    by  • February 4, 2010 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Twitter birdIf ye’re a Twitter sea dog ye may have noticed that this week ye might have been forced t'change yer password. Why? Because so many people use yonder same password fer multiple sites that Twitter was gettin' hacked as a result. Turns out that so nefarious people were settin' up other sites that required users t'create usernames an' passwords specifically t'collect those passwords an' try usin' them on other sites! Please, please, please, do not use t'same password on more than 'un site!

    Use a password generator, store yer passwords in some secure software or Web site, create a passphrase that ye can modify on a site-by-site basis. I don’t care how ye do it, jus' use a different password on different sites. Still goin' t'be lazy about this? Then at least use a different password on yonder really important stuff like yer bank account.

    Cross-posted on t'ITART blog, Thar Tra'elin’ Librarian, an' yonder NLC blog.


    Michael Sauers is currently the Technology Innovation Librarian for the Nebraska Library Commission in Lincoln, Nebraska and has been training librarians in technology for more than 15 years. He has also been a public library trustee, a bookstore manager for a library friends group, a reference librarian, serials cataloger, technology consultant, and bookseller. He earned his MLS in 1995 from the University at Albany’s School of Information Science and Policy. Michael’s twelfth book, Google Search Secrets (w/ Christa Burns) was published October 2013 and has two more books on the way. He has also written dozens of articles for various journals and magazines. In his spare time he blogs at travelinlibrarian.info, runs Web sites for authors and historical societies, takes many, many photos, and reads more than 100 books a year.


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