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Secure Your Passwords. Sage Advice From AI

Hey everybody! Let’s make things work!

If you haven’t heard of the Artificial Intelligence ( AI ) rage going on you haven’t been paying attention. I signed up for a trial account at https://chat.openai.com/chat and played around just a bit. Kind of funny that it argued with me about whether Russell Wilson played for the Seahawks. Maybe “argued” is a bit of an overstatement. When I mentioned he played for the Broncos now, I was told “That’s not true.” Apparently the AI engine is working on old information.


A couple weeks later I heard about the ChatGPT AI engine writing poetry. Huh. So I asked it to write me a poem about angels and fairies. Quite fun. I saved that one.

Angels and fairies dance among the stars,

Their wings a blur of light, they move with grace.

In the gardens of the night, they sing and play,

Bringing magic to the world with every step they take.

With halos shining bright, the angels watch over us,

Guiding us through the darkness, shining a light.

And fairies, with their gossamer wings,

Bring laughter and joy wherever they go.

Together, they paint the sky with colors bright,

A rainbow of beauty, a magical sight.

So let us believe in their magic and grace,

For angels and fairies bring love to this place.

This a security blog though. And I thought maybe I should ask AI about passwords. Here is what it came up with:




      Why are good passwords important?




Good passwords are important because they are the first line of defense against unauthorized access to your personal or sensitive information. A strong password can prevent cyber criminals from gaining access to your accounts, stealing your identity, and potentially causing significant damage to your personal and financial well-being.


Without a strong password, hackers or cybercriminals may be able to easily guess or crack your password using sophisticated algorithms or simple techniques such as social engineering. Once they have access to your accounts, they can steal your personal information, use your accounts to commit fraudulent activities, or even use your identity to commit crimes.


Therefore, it is essential to create strong and unique passwords for each of your online accounts, and to update them regularly. A strong password is one that is at least 8-12 characters long, includes a mix of upper and lower-case letters, numbers, and symbols, and is not easily guessable or predictable. Additionally, it’s important to use different passwords for different accounts to prevent a single breach from compromising multiple accounts.




There you have it.


Now get out there and have fun!