Around are many established ways to make your passwords stronger, including the use of password managers to automatically create and store all your logins. As an alternative, you can try using your own terms by thinking of nonsensical phrases – e.g., “the Seahorse and the Plumber were preparing four pancakes!” and abbreviate it into a […]
Reusing the same password across accounts means that if it’s stolen even once, everything from your personal email to your Facebook could be hijacked. Also, the most frequently reused passwords are easily guessed, such as “password” and “123456.” Use a password manager to produce and securely store strong, unique passwords for every login.
The longer the password, the better. That’s why using an entire phrase instead of just a word is ideal. Instead of coming up with a nonsensical series of numbers, letters and characters, you could come up with a phrase that’s equally strong and much easier to remember. Like, Tacos Are The Best! or, everyone-loves-a-good-rainbow.
Having separate passphrases/passwords for every account helps to thwart cybercriminals. At a minimum, separate your work and personal accounts and make sure that your critical accounts have the strongest passphrases.
Change your device’s factory security settings from the default password. This is one of the most important steps to take in the protection of IoT devices. You should consider using the longest password or passphrase allowable. Get creative and create strong and unique passwords for all your IoT devices.
Using long and complex passwords is one of the easiest ways to defend yourself from cybercrime. According to NIST guidance, you should consider using the longest password or passphrase permissible. For example, you can use a passphrase such as a news headline or even the title of the last book you read. Then you can […]
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