How To Stay Secure Online | Vlog 006

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Exerpt From "How To Keep Your STEEM Account Hacker Free"

Passphrases Not Passwords

This is an important distinction. The term 'password' indicates a single word instead of multiple words. The longer a passphrase is, the better. This is because each new character adds more entropy. Entropy is what makes the passphrase hard to guess by both computers and people.

The best method to form a passphrase is to use a system that has no ties to us. A passphrase that has our school name, birth month, and the name of our first pet may be long, but these days information is bought and sold. It does not take long for someone to learn such information about us.

Dice Lists

This is where dice lists are the most useful. A dice list is a list of thousands of words next to numbers. Search online for "EFF Diceware List" and download the file. To use this list to make a strong passphrase we take five dice and roll them. Write down the numbers and roll again. Do this five or six times.

Now those numbers we wrote down correspond to words on the list. What we get is a passphrase that looks something like this:


A string of random words that have no relation to us at all. Since it is words, it is easy for us to memorize, but due to its length it is extremely hard to guess.

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Good text and video. Useful tips.

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When signing up for a website, do not answer the security questions honestly always use the same wrong answers for max security


100% this

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I use 1password to keep my passwords "safe". Until know it works fine!