Problem solve Get help with specific problems with your technologies, process and projects.

Secure passwords that are already written down

You need look no further than your desk for these secure passwords.

Secure passwords that are already written down

This tip was submitted to the searchSecurity Tip Exchange by user Jim Jones. Let other users know how useful it is by rating the tip below.

I tell people to use something printed in their offices -- like a support sticker that has CPU or monitor serial numbers on it, usually a cryptic combination of numbers and letters. If you make sure to capitalize one of the letters, you have a good password using numbers, as well as lower and uppercase letters that means absolutely nothing.

Registration codes for software works well also.


This was last published in September 2001

Dig Deeper on Information security policies, procedures and guidelines

PRO+

Content

Find more PRO+ content and other member only offers, here.

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchCloudSecurity

SearchNetworking

SearchCIO

SearchEnterpriseDesktop

SearchCloudComputing

ComputerWeekly.com

  • CIO Trends #6: Nordics

    In this e-guide, read how the High North and Baltic Sea collaboration is about to undergo a serious and redefining makeover to ...

  • CIO Trends #6: Middle East

    In this e-guide we look at the role of information technology as the Arabian Gulf commits billions of dollars to building more ...

  • CIO Trends #6: Benelux

    In this e-guide, read about the Netherlands' coalition government's four year plan which includes the term 'cyber' no fewer than ...

Close