Managing your email passwords (part 2)
Email Tip #21: Taming the Password (Part 2)
The average computer user knows they should not use basic personal information as his or her passwords. But it’s tempting to keep the same password when so many are required for computer applications at work, and games, banking, and websites at home. A few guidelines can increase your email and system security:
Do not use the same password over and over. If one gets compromised, at least the others are still safe.
If you must write your password on paper, keep it physically away from the computer.
Do not store passwords in a file on your computer.
Summary: Avoid writing passwords on documents that can be found, including computer files. If you do write passwords down, keep them separate from your computer.