The Importance Of 5tr0Ng Passwords
Your passwords are the most common way to prove your identity when using websites, email accounts and even your personal computer itself. The use of strong passwords is therefore essential in order to protect your security and identity.
What is a strong password?
You can create a password of strength by simply choosing random letters, numbers, symbols and combinations of upper and lower case.
Don’t use: Pet names, places, surnames or number sequences.
Do use: Symbols such as @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) when available along with letters, numbers, upper and lower case combinations which are far safer.
The risks associated with using weak passwords are huge. A person or hacker may be impersonating you to commit fraud and other crimes, including accessing your bank account and purchasing items online with your money. They could also be Impersonating you on social networking and dating sites, sending emails in your name and accessing the private information held on your computer.
You could use a strong password generator and a password vault (or keychain) to help manage your passwords. These are widely available with some paid for and some free of charge options.
A password vault enables you to store all of your passwords in one, easy-to-access location so that you do not need to remember them all or write them down. You merely need to remember one set of login details. As with everything, proceed on the side of caution.
Remember to read reviews or get personal recommendations before entering your passwords into a password vault too.
Whichever methods you choose, our recommendation is that your chosen vault features two-factor authentication (2FA) – in other words, after entering your details it sends a code to your mobile phone, app or maybe emails you? This is a feature on all of our websites.
Lee Panchbhaya is the Managing Director of Gloucestershire based PR Geeks Digital Marketing.
PR Geeks work with partners of all type and size, helping them achieve their desired business goals, whether that be creating a branded presence online or engaging their existing customers through Social Media Management and Email Marketing Strategies.