Online Account Security

As we all use many, many online accounts, I’d like to present a public service message.  Read Omar Shahine’s post titled “Protect your Live ID now” and apply these principles to secure your online identity wherever you might have them, whether it is a Windows Live account, or a Google account, or another type of account.

I particularly like the idea to put your own random entry into the “Secret Questions” portion and then record your answer in your archive of remembered passwords.  Everytime I am prompted with one of these silly secret question things, I remember how silly they really are, and of Bill Gates’ visit to The Daily Show, at about 3:30 in this clip…  http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-january-29-2007/bill-gates-pt–1