Today is the World Password Day. Did you change your password lately? Are you sure that it's strong enough?
Every day we hear about accounts being hacked, it's a real fear for many of us who use the internet daily. You do not want sensitive information come to light that would affect your finances or compromise special accounts that you care about such as games, banks, credit cards.
Here's a few, okay, many tips for you!
- Make sure your password has 8-12 letters minimum.
- Add numbers, capital letters, symbols and lowercase letters.
- Do not use common knowledge as your password. Like your birthday, your pet's name, your child's name, etc.
- Do NOT give your password to anyone else.
- Change your passwords every few months.
- Don't use dictionary words.
- If possible, make sure that the site has 2 step verification to protect your account just in case someone does try to break in.
- Make sure you have a different password for each site you use.
- Do not click any link on social media that you do not know.
- Always check the email address before clicking on anything in your email. Many of them use fake addresses even when claiming to be your bank.
- Make sure you log out on public computers.
- Don't enter your passwords on public computers because they could have programs to steal your passwords.
- Always check if anyone is watching you enter your password. Put your back to the wall and cover the sides if needed.
- Make sure you have up to date anti-malware software on your computer.
Be Proactive, Be Aware, & Change Often!
World Password Day Reviewed by The Fabulous K on Thursday, May 05, 2016 Rating: