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What is a password?

Access to this information is only with you! The password you created is the key to your data. You can change the Password as often as you want, in order to further strengthen the protection.

Why should I choose my password carefully?

To prevent your passwords from being hacked by any hackers methods and to keep your online accounts safe, you should notice that you shouldn’t use the same password, security question and answer for multiple important accounts.

What is a good password?

Do not use any dictionary word in your passwords. It would make your password weak to hackers attack. Do not use the same password, security question and answer for multiple important accounts.

What is a bad password?

Bad password is where you use your personal information or the names of your families, friends or pets in your passwords or se postcodes, house numbers, phone numbers, birthdates, ID card numbers, social security numbers etc.

How long should the password be?

Use a password that has at least one number, one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter and one special symbol, but not less than 16 characters.

What tips are there for choosing a password?

Do not use two or more similar passwords which most of their characters are same, for example, iloveVikiMac, iloveVikiDropBox, since if one of these passwords is stolen, then it means that all of these passwords are stolen. Do not use something that can be cloned( but you can't change ) as your passwords, such as your fingerprints.

What characters can I use in my password?

Use a password that has at least one number, one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter and one special symbol, but not less than 16 characters.

How do I know if my password is safe?

How could I be sure in my password strength? To check the strength of your passwords and know whether they're inside the popular rainbow tables, you can convert your passwords to MD5 hashes on a MD5 hash generator, then decrypt your passwords by submitting these hashes to an online MD5 decryption service. If you follow all the advice in this FAQ it should be fairly safe.

How do I change my password?

In your account following the promptings or with the help of your support managers.

Why should I keep my password safe?

If you don't keep your password safe, somebody else will get hold of it and use it against you. If, for example, your password is protecting your email, it's possible that somebody could use it to read your private messages.

Is it OK to share my password with my friends?

Do not tell your passwords to anybody (!!!) especially per email/sms. Be careful when using online paste tools and screen capture tools, do not let them to upload your passwords to the cloud.

How often should a password be changed?

All the same, it is recommended to change your passwords every 10 weeks. It's recommended that you remember a few master passwords, store other passwords in a plain text file and encrypt this file with 7-Zip, GPG or a disk encryption software such as BitLocker, or manage your passwords with a password management software.

I have a lot of passwords, how can I remember them all?

Encrypt and backup your passwords to different locations, then if you lost access to your computer or account, you can retrieve your passwords back quickly.

Should I reuse my password?

No. Passwords should be used once only.

Should I write my password down?

Avoid the temptation though, because writing a password down makes it much much more likely to be discovered. It's much better to choose a password that's easy to remember than to commit it to paper.

How to keep your business safe?

To keep your online business safe, you should register a domain name of your own, and set up an email account with this domain name, then you'll not lose your email account and all your contacts, since your can host your mail server anywhere, your email account can't be disabled by the email provider. If an online shopping site only allows to make payment with credit cards, then you should use a virtual credit card instead.

How can anyone steal my password?

There are lots of ways that your password might be stolen if you don't take care to project it carefully.

How could somebody guess my password?

Unless you're very careful about how you choose your password, you could be making it easy for somebody to guess it.

I've forgotten my password, what can I do?

You need a new password, if appropriate you could try contacting the support managers. Normally you will need to show some sort of identification to prove it's actually you that's asking for a new password.

I think someone knows my password, what should I do?

Change your password immediately and then tell your support managers. Come back soon for more advice.

I received an email asking for my password, what should I do?

Now are very popular stealing information using different links and fake offers. Do not open the link in an email or SMS message; do not reset your passwords by clicking them, except that you know these messages are not fake. Use at least 3 different email addresses, use the first one to receive emails from important sites and Apps, such as Paypal and Amazon, use the second one to receive emails from unimportant sites and Apps, use the third one( from a different email provider, such as Outlook and GMail ) to receive your password-reset email when the first one( e.g. Yahoo Mail ) is hacked. Phone number is also important! Use at least 2 or 3 different phone numbers, do NOT tell others the phone number which you use to receive text messages of the verification codes.

Advices for webmasters and software developers.

If you're a webmaster, do not store the users passwords, security questions and answers as plain text in the database, you should store the salted ( SHA1, SHA256 or SHA512 )hash values of these strings instead. It's recommended to generate a unique random salt string for each user. If you got a lucky, and you are a software developer, you should publish the update package signed with a private key using GnuPG, and verify the signature of it with the public key published previously.