Using a strong password to protect your WordPress blog and anywhere else you log-in Online is essential. Hard to crack passwords tighten your Internet security and help reduce the risk of hacker attacks.
Here's some strong password tips from ThreatPost Editor Paul Roberts talking to Senior Security Researcher David Emm about common mistakes most users make with passwords and how to avoid them.
Be sure to check out the full article for this video at ThreatPost:
Password Security Do's and Don'ts http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/password-security-dos-and-donts-050411?sms_ss=gmail&at_xt=4dc45122f33a274e%2C0
Protecting your WordPress sites with strong passwords is a no-brainer, but how many of us do it the easy way? When I started my first website in 1999, I used easy passwords so I could remember them. Boy, did I learn the hard way.
Make sure you take the time to create unique strong passwords and change them ofen for your WordPress blog, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, gmail and anywhere else you log-in. In other words, if your Twitter gets hacked, you don't want to use the same password so your WordPress site gets hacked too.
So NEVER use the same password twice (aka recycled passwords).
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Lilia Lee says
Since my first site was hacked into and Google placed me on their verboten list, I have been quite concerned about security.
I have some clients who do not have the same concern even though I have talked to them and nagged them to change their PW schemas.
So, I fowarded a link to your post and hopefully the video will make them think enough to change their minds.
Thanks for posting such timely items.
train certain says
Hey would you mind letting me know which web host you’re using? I’ve loaded your blog in 3 different internet browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot quicker then most. Can you suggest a good hosting provider at a honest price? Cheers, I appreciate it!
Regina Smola says
I use HostGator. You can get 25% off with coupon code: wpsecuritylock25.
Very good interview Regina. I liked the tip about using a phrase which you can modify – I’ll have to think that one through.
Thanks for this useful post, you should do a post about password generators such as Random Password Generator
Regina Smola says
That’s a great idea. Actually, an even better one would be to write up a guest post for my blog about your random password generator. hint hint 🙂
Daniel Convissor says
Take a look at the (relatively new) “Login Security Solution” plugin, http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/login-security-solution/. The attack monitoring examines user names, passwords and IP addresses. It accommodates IPv6. The password strength requirements provide full support for UTF-8 passwords, even those using alphabets with only one case. Plus it has a full set of unit tests.
Mirta Atlas says
Thank you, Daniel. Will check it out.