One of the most important problems I have to face almost every day, is human childish behavior when working with software logins.
Ignorance is a disease curable only through data loss.
A little part of what I do is designing, developing and installing of data structures (App servers, DBS servers, Cloud servers, P2P management, IoT management, and so on).
On particular situations I have to physically move to business sites (if remote intervention is not possible). And I conscientiously check if we have any security flaws left behind user interaction. In more than 60% of the checks I find passwords saved in browsers, files, other instances without the need to capture the data flow on their gateways.
Therefore, dear internet users, please:
1. DO NOT SAVE YOUR PASSWORDS IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER: even if you keep your computer in the safe-deposit box. Any malware that could get online will send your precious information to some… thing.
2. DO NOT STORE CONFIDENTIAL OR SENSITIVE INFORMATION ON YOUR PHONE OR TABLET: you connect to a bunch of WiFi’s and it is very probable to lose the device (or being stolen).
3. DO NOT LET OTHER PEOPLE AROUND YOUR COMPUTER: set a series of passwords to grant access to your apps and files.
4. SAVE YOUR PASSWORDS UNDER A PASSWORD: use a .txt file to store all your passwords with description to ease the search for them. And archive it under a .rar strong passworded archive. The more complex the password is, the more time will require for a brute force attack to break it.