Forget Remembering Passwords! Make A USB Password Dongle to do it FOR YOU!!

Oh passwords, passwords, passwords; so necessary to protect your information and accounts online, but very often it just means that there are so many passwords to remember; depending on how many online services you use and how diligent your are in properly securing your online information.  After it was revealed a few weeks ago that the most common password in the nation was “password1” — seriously, I’m NOT kidding — it’s a wonder why your account has not been phished or hacked by now if you use that or other simple/terrible/lazy/unsafe passwords.  For the best security, it is wise and recommended  for passwords to be complex (using letters, numbers AND symbols) and be changed every 8-16 months.  Still, I understand that the new issues would be having to remember ANOTHER password.  But, don’t fret…

Thanks to the hacker blog Code and Life, by way of Hack-A-Day, there is a way for you to create your own USB dongle device that will automatically enter in a randomly generated password, and they have included a simple tutorial to help you do it yourself with a USB flash drive and a ATtiny85.  To simply put it, the ATtiny85 is programmed to act like a keyboard, and it enters in a password (along with additional software) and can also create new passwords when you need one.  If you like to change your password at different time intervals (which is very, VERY wise), this is a very simple little strategy to creating a complex password (which is also very, VERY wise) that you never, EVVVVVVVER have to remember.

Click on the link below for more in-depth information and a tutorial

[Thank you Code & Life]


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