Fellow Mid-Michigan blogger, Logtar, posted a nice guide for password management and selection. I think it’s important to inform people of ways to choose good passwords because so many people pick easy passwords that are simple to crack. It used to be that someone could just compromise a system if a user selected a bad password, but now with online banking and stores like Amazon storing your credit card information by default, there is a lot more to lose.
I try to change my passwords every 6 months, but with the number of servers I would have to go through and change, it doesn’t always work out that way. 🙂