The Computer Guy, Seattle David Anders

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LWP – Choosing a Password

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If you plan to increase or begin your Local Web Promotion, choosing a password to use on all the sites and pages you create is one of the first steps.
Forgetting passwords (especially many passwords) is a common problem.
Choose a word that is 8 characters or longer.
Choose a word that contains an ‘A’ ‘S’ ‘O’ ‘I’ ‘L’
Change the A to an @
Change the S to an $
Change the O to a 0 (zero)
Change the i to a ! (upside down i)
Change the l (el) to a 1 (one)
Some sites require all or some of these – letters, numbers, symbols, capital letters, lowercase letters.
Most sites require 8 or more characters.
Use a database or list to keep track of your sites, pages and passwords.
Write them down three times and tape one to the ceiling.
I have developed such a database and will post it online, soon.


David Anders
The Computer Guy, Seattle
Local Web Promotion, Seattle
My WordPress Blog
(206) 286-8438


Written by davidanders

June 5, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Posted in backup

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  1. Great advice! A secure password manager like eWallet GO! can help. Safely remembers passwords for you!

    Simple. Secure. Portable.


    June 7, 2011 at 11:25 am

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