Passwords are the key to all your important information and you should ask is my password safe. Just like you wouldn’t use a single key to access your house, garage, car or office. Having one password for multiple apps increases your risk, but despite all the reports about Cyber Crime 3 in 4 people are still using duplicate passwords that are easy to guess.
Is my Password-safe?
So how secure are your passwords? Even if you think you have chosen a code that is really unique, hackers may still find a way to crack it.
Some use a technique called Brute Force using software they try millions of different combinations of letters and numbers until they get in.
If you choose a word that is in the dictionary it is even easier for them to figure it out. With so much shared online often all it takes is a quick search of your Social Media profiles. Hackers are often given clues such as pets names to anniversaries.
We also have a Blog article highlighting the need to make sure a Data Breach has not caused your password to be leaked, take a read of our Article titled Does Someone Have Your Password?
There are lots of ways to create safer passwords, these include combining random words with numbers and special characters. Using a Password Generation Tool combined with a Password Manager and investing in Multi-Factor Authentication (2FA).
Password security doesn’t have to be difficult, contact us today and ask how we can protect your precious data.
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Not Familiar with 2FA? We wrote a Blog Article titled Simple Security Steps To Protect Your Business. Cyber Security is becoming increasingly important, as GDPR came into effect it is now a necessity not just as an additional service.
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