I have had in my mind for a while now the idea of writing up a simple "best practices" guide for people to protect themselves on the Internet from the turds who have nothing better to do but to try to pry into other people's forum accounts, email accounts, and the like. Towards this end, please contribute any ideas and suggestions that you think might be helpful to others.
To start with, people should learn how to use a password safe . There are several choices, but I recommend this application for generating and storing passwords:
Two things to keep in mind:
- There is an encrypted database file in which your passwords are stored. If you lose the file then you lose your passwords (you should keep a copy in more than one secure place).
- There is a master password to open the database file. If you forget the master password then you lose your passwords.