Website Design and Programming
Using a Password Service to Protect Your WordPress Site
It seems all we talk about is creating strong passwords and if you are like most people, you create a password that you thought was solid only to find out it is not. What’s the solution? Using a password service is a great way to create a strong password and protect your WordPress site.
There are a number of these services – two that come to mind are LastPass and 1Password. You install the software on your computer and it will create these wild passwords that are up to 50 characters and really just look like gibberish. What’s even better is that it memorizes them for you, because there is no way you could remember these passwords. Then to keep all those passwords secure you use a master password. That way even if your passwords are stolen the hackers are going to need the master password.
A good master password needs to be strong – in fact it’s critical because all your other passwords lay in the balance of this. Follow as many password rules as you can and this one you need to memorize.
You’ll need to memorize your master password and you will also need to memorize any passwords needed to access your computer or if you visit the internet through your television. Apple passwords also often have to be memorized. The passwords you need to memorize shouldn’t be more than a dozen and it will likely be more like 5 or 6.
You will need to be patient as it takes time to transition your entire life online to a password service. You’ll be surprised at just how often you use passwords. Think about it – every time you login somewhere you use a user ID and a password. Getting the system up and functioning completely can be a real challenge, but stick with it, because eventually you will be far more secure and have way less passwords to remember.
You should actually have a password service for your mobile devices and your desktop devices. These are different and will require two different downloads and if it’s a paid service two different purchases.
If you really want to boost your password security on WordPress use more than one password. Have a two factor authorization. This means that your login will require two parts of information. For example, your password and something you know. It provides an extra layer of protection in a number of applications including Twitter, Apple, Dropbox and Google.
Today is a good day to get started with your password service!