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Password Security 

28.02.20 11:39 AM Comment(s) By Ben Waywood

Do you want to secure your accounts and passwords from being hacked?  

Do you want to ensure your passwords are strong and secure?  

Are you sure your sensitive accounts are secured with strong passwords? 

 

Here are two options that will help you create secure passwords, one is to use auto generated passwords and the other, is to use a short string of random words. Ensure, that passwords contain at least ten characters and have a combination of characters such as commas, percent signs, and parentheses, as well as upper-case and lower-case letters and numbers. Few other best practices that can be followed to ensure password security are mentioned below. 

 

Best Practices  

 

  • Avoid noting down passwords in physical records.  

  • It is advisable to set varied passwords for all your accounts and devices. 

  • Develop mnemonics or use a password manager to remember complex passwords. 

  • Consider using a password manager program to keep track of your passwords. These programs offer the option to create randomly generated passwords for all your accounts and a master password that you create will grant you access to these randomly generated passwords. 

  • Avoid setting passwords based on personal information such as pets name or birthday which can be easily identified.  

  • Ensure that you log out after using a public computer to access your personal accounts.  

  • Update your browser, operating system and other software to the last version always. 

  • Regularly, update and check the antivirus software and firewall on your system. Also, ensure that your antivirus program detects malware.  

  • Be cautious before accessing attachments and untrusted links from unknown recipients.  

  • Look out for suspicious activity on your accounts and devices.  

  • Use MFA or biometrics especially for accounts containing sensitive information.   

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