Password recommendations

It's important to set good passwords on all the services you use online, including Tryst. To ensure your online accounts are protected we recommend that you follow the advice below when setting passwords.

  • Set a unique password for every account you have, even if it is for the same website/service.
  • Never share your login details for any service with anyone.
  • Use long passwords, at least 16 characters if possible. You can either generate these using a password manager or set pass phrases that are long but more easily remembered.
  • If you are using a passphrase, remember to ensure you have some symbols throughout it to make it harder to guess.
  • Never use any personal information as part of your password, including your birthday, pet names, family or friends names or initials, etc.

Setting good, unique passwords for every site is hard. There are many passwords managers available to help you out generating good passwords without forgetting them! Some popular options include 1PasswordEnPass (free option available), Bitwarden (free for personal accounts), and Dashlane (free option available).

How do I check my accounts?

You can enter your email address into the search field at Have I Been Pwned to see if it appears in any of the known data breaches that have been added to their database. If your email appears in any of the known breaches we recommend you change the password for that service and any other service using the same password.

What else can I do to keep my accounts safe?

There are a lot of things you can do to ensure that you and your accounts are safe online. Rather than repeat them all here, we've listed a couple of good quality resources that we recommend giving a read. Many of these tools are US centric, but most of the advice is applicable anywhere.

  • Crash Override Resource Centre A set of guides on how to use common practices to protect yourself and your information. COACH is also a guided tool to help you lock down your online identity.
  • Hacking//Hustling A collective of sex workers and allies working at the intersection of technology and social justice formed in response to SESTA-FOSTA
  • Surveillance self defense tool from the Electronic Frontier Foundation A collection of tools and resources to help you improve your personal security, from account security (2FA, etc.) to encrypting your computers hard drive.