Healthy Passwords



Learn To Make Strong Passwords You Can Remember

  • Learn how the sandwich concept can help you to build strong memorable passwords.
  • Learn to create your own password ingredient list.
  • Learn to create your own menu of passwords for high, moderate, and low risk sites.
  • Find the best way to login for sensitive financial transactions.
  • Learn security hygiene practices.
  • Learn which home network devices need added security.
  • Create an action plan.

This book is a unique gem that's good for Grandmothers or geeks. If you can make a sandwich, you can learn to make strong passwords!

What you will learn

  1. Learn how to make strong, memorable passwords using the password sandwich.

  2. Learn to create an ingredient list then use it to assemble different passwords for different sites.

  3. Learn a way to have unique passwords that regularly change for all your sites. It doesn't matter if you have a dozen or a hundred site passwords to remember.

  4. Learn how to secure the devices you use. You will learn how to use your computers / devices in ways that make it difficult for others to capture your passwords.

  5. Learn how to harden your home network to keep freeloaders, criminals and spies away.

  6. Learn why business travelers need to be very careful about connecting to networks and which ways are best to connect.

  7. Learn how to clean up your computers. You will find ways to prevent viruses, trojans, and other malware from getting back onto them.

  8. Learn how to find unsecured network devices in your home that could let others take advantage of you.

  9. Learn how to make a password plan you can use to create a new secure and memorable password scheme where no passwords are the same, and passwords change regularly.

Why are Passwords Important?

Stealing passwords for money is understandable, but why would anyone want your family pictures, birthdays or other information? Most people don't care about those things. But increasingly there are incidents where criminals "mine" personal data from sites solely for the purpose of planning a physical crime.

Sites like Facebook™ provide robust security settings. When your password is stolen, all of those settings are bypassed.

Passwords seem like a nuisance at many sites. Everyone understands their benefit at sites holding your financial data. The reason so many sites require passwords is to retrieve your settings. These may be insignificant items like the screen layout, colors, or the last time you posted information. It's how the site knows who you are. In technical terms the process is called authentication.

When account access is gained by breaking your password, the perpetrator is impersonating you. They may:

  1. Purchase things using your saved checkout settings.

  2. Look at details which are private.

  3. Change details to embarrass or slander you.

  4. Falsely broadcast messages to your co-workers, customers, friends and family.

  5. Transfer funds from your accounts.

  6. Download your personal documents and files.

Who this book is for

Our society has only been using computers widely for the past few decades. Human DNA is not imprinted with innate codes guiding us to pick proper passwords.

Password style can only be learned, but no one in our society seems to be teaching the subject. Kids start using passwords at a young age, yet schools rarely devote any time to them. If they do, it's strictly at the discretion of the teacher and limited to their understanding of the subject.

The few password guides around are geared toward the information technology (IT) professional. They get into countless facts that normal people don't care about.

Publishers may shy away from password books because the subject is rather small and filling an entire full-length technical book requires much more subject matter than just passwords.

This book teaches healthy password use by using common examples from everyday life that most anyone can relate to.

This guide is meant to teach grandparents, parents and children how to create their own strong, memorable passwords.

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