Password is one of the ways online accounts are protected.  Complexity of a password is very important.  Hackers are now able to use brute force to crack passwords.  If a password is made up of all lower case alphabets, it takes minutes to crack it. 

A password protects user’s identity because it authenticates the account. It is imperative in today’s environment that a password is long and made up of upper and lower case alphabets, numbers and special character.

Two Common Mistakes

There are two mistakes we see with usernames and passwords, even if they are good strong ones. 

The first is using the same password across multiple sites. The second is using the same e-mail usernames and prefixes across multiple free e-mail services.

For example:

[email protected] 

[email protected] 

[email protected] 

[email protected] 

When you use the same password and the same username across multiple sites, you make it easy for a cybercriminal to compromise your multiple accounts. With the first part easy to figure out, they can get access to other online services and data or even spoof your e-mail addresses to others. Variety is the spice of life, so make sure you’re using unique, strong passwords along with unique usernames on free e-mail accounts. Just as bad is using similar passwords that are only slightly different. They are too easy to crack.

Start with a strong password then add 2 factor authentication (We will follow up with a blog post on 2 factor authentication, another must have in your arsenal)

The Small Business Cyber Crisis

Urgent And Critical Protections Every Business Must Have In Place NOW To Protect Their Bank Accounts, Client Data, Confidential Information And Reputation From The Tsunami Of Cybercrime.

Complete The Form Below To Claim Your FREE Urgent and Critical Protections Every Business Must Have In Place NOW!

Important! We hate spam as much (or more!) than you and promise to NEVER rent, share, or abuse your e-mail address and contact information in any way.