Friday 07 Apr 2023


Secure usernames and passwords

With many online services and applications, it’s essential to use a password manager. I generate random passwords, such as e6D2_}K2%{XaEx@k.

However, I go a step further: I generate random usernames and email addresses. I use an email host that allows me to generate random email address, such as i44r4slfpsgmbwyxyp@emailservice.com

Therefore, someone looking to get into your account would need to know the unique username, password and two-factor authentication key.

Using random email address will reduce chances of companies following you around the internet with your username too.


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