Simple tips to improve your password security – World Password Day 2022

password security - World Password Day 2022

In our latest bitesize blog, in recognition of World Password Day 2022, hear from Seán McDermott, CEO at LoughTec as he outlines some simple tips to ensure your passwords remain secure in today’s digital world.

The news is full of frightening Cyber Security breach stories every day now. From small local businesses to the war in Ukraine, Cybercrime affects us all. This is another new and fresh worry – as if we didn’t have enough on our plates every day.

Look, the threat of Cybercrime and the threat actors is out there, and there is nothing we can do about that.

The first step on that journey is using secure passwords and having a routine to construct secure passwords.

But what we can do is lessen the risk we face by taking some straightforward and cost-effective steps.

The first step on that journey is using secure passwords and having a routine to construct secure passwords.

Simple tips:

  1. Never use silly passwords like 123456 or password. They are effortless to crack.
  2. Make your password as long as possible.
  3. Use a phrase that makes no sense – e.g. pUrpleFr0gsareb3st – purple frogs are best.
  4. Use a few random capital letters – don’t always use them at the start and end of the password.
  5. Try to use numbers to replace letters.
  6. DO NOT use the same password on multiple applications or accounts. Once a hack takes place, the user names and passwords will be made available on the Dark Web. Using one password means that one hack will make all your accounts vulnerable in one fell swoop.

 

Keep cyber simple.

Please feel free to get in touch with LoughTec for further information on our cyber security and managed IT expertise. Email us at info@loughtec.com or call us on +44 (0) 2882 252445.

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