I just read this on the register, it’s some very good advice and an excellent tip on how to protect yourself online.
It’s about password safety and how to chose a good password and remember it.
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m paranoid and I have been for years, so my passwords are already about 12 characters long and full of letters, numbers and symbols, but that doesn’t make them any easier to remember. The article above however, has some handy tips on how to do exactly that.
Reading this should be obligatory to anyone that doesn’t want to “air their wares online”, or end up in court charged with something that someone who got access to your computer actually did.
I’d also add that if your running any variant of windows, you combine the above advice with a good anti-virus program and a program like
Adaware to remove spyware. (which you should get in the habit of running weekly.)
Also see Wired for more good password advi ce