World Password Day

With the rise in cyber-attacks and intelligence growing alongside technology in these attacks, it’s more important now than ever to ensure you have a fortified front. This is to avoid the risk and stress of losing not only what is important – but everything.

In this article, we will discuss how to improve passwords, and how to stay on top of them in 5 easy steps.

Nothing simple

This one is obvious, but it’s easy to forget when we’re in a time crunch or feeling a bit lazy. Don’t put anything easy that can be guessed just because you can’t be bothered to take the time to make a proper one.

Don’t keep things the same

Don’t use the same password for everything you have accounts for. This way, hackers only need to correctly guess one password, and then have access to them all. It seems like another simple tip we all know, but it can happen. It only takes one password repeat, and before you know it all of your passwords are the same on every account.

Do keep things the same

It makes sense to change your password often, but it may not actually be the right thing to do. Changing your password often could lead to you making some poor choices out of habit, like just adding a few numbers on the end.

Make it as long and as random as possible

We’re going to talk about password management and how to ensure you remember your passwords – so don’t worry if you make the password as crazy as you can imagine. That’s what we’re encouraging! The more random and long, the harder it will be to hack in to. You could even turn it into a game, making the longest and craziest password possible.

Good management

With all these passwords in all these different accounts, it’s impossible to remember them all alone. There are plenty of reliable apps and sites that can store and remember all your passwords for you. For extra protection, keeping track of passwords and storing them on a data storage device can be an extra step.