With the level of technology today, passwords are crucial to our everyday lives as we live by them.
Using unique letters combined with numbers, yet quick to remember and personal are at an avoidance of hackers intruding into your documents or files.
Consequently, the more personal a Password is, the higher the degree of protection it provides for all sensitive information we desire.
- No use of personal information; phone numbers, addresses, DOB in creating any secure password for account protection;
- Numbers strings
- Passwords mustn’t include any part of the username;
- No usual words should be used to avoid an easy hack or crack
How Rock-hard Password come by:
EASY RECALL: Put into writing a word or sentence you strongly admire, input some letters, and replace it with numbers and special characters.
There are tools to help indicate how secure your Password is.
For Apple users, a built-in Password Assistant is readily available for use. Microsoft end-users have the Microsoft security password checker for protection.
There are a few checks for users to implement with confidence in their daily life as regards to security:
- Usernames and passwords should be private.
- Storing and writing of usernames and passwords on paper or in an unencrypted computer file is not advisable.
- All account passwords should be updated/upgraded twice every 365days.
- Re-use of past passwords is a NO
- Use a Two-Factor Authentication; it prompts for a code sent to your mobile phone for login and password reset requests.
- Don’t save passwords or use “remember me” on a non-personal computer.