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Don’t be forced to reset your (online) life
Apr 30th, 2013 by Warren Swil

Avoid a digital nervous breakdown: Protect your passwords

The view from the cockpit of SWIL-icious Global Enterprises. Both feet on the ground, hands on the keyboard, the passport, Powerball ticket and cigarettes at the ready. And of course, “Black Monday” plus my birthday party invitation. Life is good!

Do you know how many passwords you need to run your online life?
Until a few weeks ago, I didn’t. I still haven’t had time to count because I am so busy re-setting them all.
We are so all connected these days, over time we forget just how dependent we have become on access to the online world. Banking, email, stock quotes, movies on demand … the list is endless and growing exponentially.
Yes, there may be apps that help one manage the many user names, passwords and answers to secret questions, but if you are like most, it is a low priority to learn how to properly secure your data.
Would you leave the front door open at night, with the car keys sitting on the porch table?
That, in essence, is what I did. The result has been traumatic.


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