Kristen Hewes - Hardware Technician

Today's blog is about passwords.

Passwords are an important part of computer work, your password, the client's password, and the security of both.  As we all know, protecting important information is critical, whether it is your own bank information, or a client's private files.

Passwords are a funny thing, we see them as a pain a lot of the time, having to type them in when we boot up or to unlock a system. But a good password is vital to keeping your information safe.  Always try to use a password of 8 characters and to include a capital letter, a number, and a special character.

You have to remember the password, but it must be balanced for security.  Not remembering a password can cause a headache if you get to a job and can't log in, especially when you get locked out, and the administrators are not at the site you are working at.

So all in all, keep your passwords safe and sound, but remember what they are!