In keeping with the excellent password video from yesterday, I though I would take a look at using Safari to create strong passwords. I have been on a “strong password” kick the past few months. There is so much fraud and hacking of people’s online information, you just have to make the extra effort to create strong passwords for new online accounts. If you are not in the market for a password program like LastPass or Dashlane, you can use the Safari web browser to create a strong password. Here is how you do that.
The newest versions of the Safari web browser will offer to create a “Strong Password” when you create a new account on a website. I just chose a random website to show you what that looks like.
All you have to do is click on “Use Strong Password” and Safari will create one for that particular account. If you would like to see the new password, you can find it in the Passwords Tab in Safari Preferences.
Just click on the website in question to reveal the password information. To see the password uncovered, click on the “Edit” button.
If you want to store that password in another location, you can copy it and do so.
Here is what I do with my passwords. If I am accessing a nothing website where I don’t need a lot of security, like the local zoo for example, then I don’t worry about the password too much. If the website is more important, if it has financial implications for example, then I opt for a strong password. Safari will keep track of the passwords for you.
If you are not using Strong Passwords, then I urge you to start using them as much as you can. It is important to keep your online privacy and information safe.