A tech blog I occasionally read, Gizmodo, has named today (February 1st) Change Your Password Day. Though one might argue Gizmodo is not authoritative enough to get to pick official “Days” for us, I like the idea enough to support it.
As Gizmodo points out, there have been a number of breaches lately where attackers have gotten password databases from some pretty big companies, and these breaches will likely continue. Today is as good a day as any to start following better password creation and handling practices. I’ve pointed this fact out myself in a number of posts involving password losses, which I list below:
In those posts, I share a number of password tips, but if you need more, you can also check out this old video we made on the subject.
In any case, I encourage you to participate in Change Your Password Day. That said, I’m posting this pretty late (due to business travel), so I also say let’s extend Change Your Password Day to February 2nd as well. – Corey Nachreiner, CISSP. (@SecAdept)