Today is World Password Day and it is celebrated each year on the first Thursday of the month of May.
The aim of World Password Day is to create awareness about the need for strong password security. Many of us have our private and personal data stored online and we want to try and protect the data from getting to the hands of the wrong people.
One of the most common ways that hackers break into computers is by guessing passwords.
Here are our top tips on creating a secure password and best practices that will help prevent hackers from guessing your password.
- Make passwords that are hard to guess but easy to remember.
- Length trumps complexity but complexity still counts, The National Cyber Security Centre advise that we should choose passwords that are ‘long enough and strong enough’
- Use Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
- Use a Password Manager
- Use different passwords for different accounts
- Never reveal your passwords to others
Google’s Online Security Survey reveals that 52% reuse the same password for multiple (but not all) accounts, 35% use a different password for all accounts and 13% reuse the same password for all their accounts.
As IT specialists we would like to educate our customers about online tools and software that can help protect your data from hackers.
Our cybersecurity solutions are designed to protect your data, computers, servers, networks, and mobile devices from malware, viruses, unauthorised access from hackers and any other form of cyberattack.
For more information, please call us on 01245 208080.
– By Justine Maher