Online Security, good advice and the WebAccount solution

Everything important and not so important we do online requires a login to an account. Each login will have a password and increasingly a set of questions which only you should know the answer to. Typically these additional questions are thrown at you randomly or to help you regain access to your account if you forget your password.
We all have at least one of the following, some have many of them.
  • Bank account
  • Credit card account
  • PayPal account
  • Pay day loan account
  • Shopping account like amazon and ebay
  • Sports club account
  • Broadband/adsl provider account
  • Investment account
  • Dating account
  • Social media account
  • Email account
  • Gambling account
  • Supermarket shopping account
  • Accommodation booking account
  • Job recruitment account
  • Airline flight account
  • Mobile/cell phone account
  • Government tax account
  • Post office mail account
  • Courier/delivery account
The list is long, growing and is only getting longer, the more time we spend online, the more accounts we "collect".

Expert advice on protecting your online accounts

There is a lot of advice from security experts and consultants about how we should protect our accounts and the information required to access our accounts. Most of the advice is good, some of it is obvious but given the nature of the information involved and the quantity of accounts often not very practical.

Sadly the issue is not helped by those that design or deliver website account technology. For some an eight digit password is acceptable, for others nothing less than twelve digits with mixed case, numbers and special characters is acceptable. The latter is hardly practical.

Good online account security advice and why

  • Change your password regularly
Reduces the risk of someone learning your password
  • Use a mixture of capitals and lower case letters, numbers and also characters like % *
The more complicated it is, the more difficult it is for someone for work it out or break it.
  • Make your password as long as possible
The longer it is, the more effort is required for someone to break it or learn it by watching.
  • Do not use the same password with different accounts
If a password is discovered then only those accounts using it are at risk.

In the "Real world"

In the real world this is almost impossible. How can you possibly remember?
(a) Which password did I use?
(b) What supporting information did I use?
(c) When I entered my favourite teacher, how did I spell their name, which teacher was it?
(d) And then vary everything from account to account

WebAccount puts you in control of your confidential information

WebAccount does the remembering for you and will create passwords for you. It will also store lots of other information as well as logins and passwords.
  • You can change a password as often as you want or is recommended
  • You can make your passwords as complicated as possible, using upper and lower case, special characters and numbers
  • You can make your password as long as you want or is recommended
  • You can use different passwords for different accounts, you do not need to remember them
Protect your usernames and passwords now, download a copy and try it for free.