Thursday, February 22, 2018

Passwords Security

This is one of the most important things you need when you open an account online. You must remember your user name and password we tend to want them to be easy to access but if the password is too easy then it can be accessed by anyone. So here a few tips on creating a password.

Avoid using passwords such as “123456” or “password” there is reports of leaked password which state some are still using this as a password for accounts. Avoid using passwords from pop culture like “starwars” or sports as hackers are aware many of us would use a password related to those areas. Other would consider using a password with the name of their pets or the city they were born in again I would avoid this as well as someone who knows you well would think of this as a way to access your account.

Your password should be a combination of numbers, uppercase and lowercase letters with a symbol if you choose to continue using passwords. A new concept is passphrase which in my opinion is much better. Example: Ilikefordmustangs2016# this would be easy to remember and very hard to access by a hacker. It could be any phase but again I would not choose any phrase that would be directly related to you for example if I was a mustang fan I would not select this phrase.

I would highly recommend using a two factor authentication as a layer of security for any of your important accounts and request a text message confirmation option as well. You should check if this is available to use for your account.

I hope this is helpful as always please leave a comment

Mark Carbajal

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