It's World Password Day, could a hacker break yours?
7th May 2020
It's World Password Day!
A perfect time to take a moment to consider could a hacker break yours.
You are likely to eventually run into trouble with your passwords if:
You have been using the same password multiple times.
You use easy to guess or common words for passwords instead of random generators.
You opt to skip 2 Factor authentication.
Here are some top tips to help keep yours safe.
1. Consider using a password manager like 1Password to help store your encrypted passwords safely. The One Point highly recommend this password manager as it helps speed up the process of managing the points shown below. Not only does it allow us to keep our business passwords safe for individual and shared accounts but it allows us to keep our own personal passwords safe too.
2. Where possible, enable 2FA for an extra layer of security on your online accounts. This may mean installing an app on your mobile or a password manager that can handle the authenticated password so long as you can provide a master key.
3. Audit your passwords so you know which passwords are used multiple times and find out about other security problems.
4. Set your password manager up so you are alerted to password breaches so you can take action. minimise the possibility that other website security mishaps could cause trouble for you.
5. Create strong, unique passwords for every account. Reusing passwords leaves you vulnerable to password reuse attacks. Use a secure password generator to change your passwords and make them stronger.