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

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.