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Create a password for online video meetings

Video conferencing software is more popular than ever. That said, there are some security liabilities associated with its use, such as not enforcing password requirements for attendees. A password-less meeting could in theory let anyone join in, which could in turn let them listen to the discussion and steal sensitive information as well. Require a […]

Consider using a password manager

Password manager applications manage different accounts and passwords while having added benefits, including identifying weak or repeated passwords. There are many different options, so start by looking for an application that has a large install base (e.g., 1 million plus) and an overall positive review. Properly using one of these password managers may help improve […]

When it comes to password protection, listen to the experts

Cybersecurity professionals recommend creating passwords that are at least 20 characters long, with a unique mix of letters, numbers and symbols. They also say you should never use the same password twice and update them every 90 days.

Shake up your password protocol

According to National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) guidance, you should consider using the longest password or passphrase permissible. Get creative and customize your standard password for different sites, which can prevent cyber criminals from gaining access to these accounts and protect you in the event of a breach. Use password managers to generate […]

Utilize a password manager to remember all your long passwords

The most secure way to store all of your unique passwords is by using a password manager. With just one master password, a computer can generate and retrieve passwords for every account that you have—protecting your online information, including credit card numbers and their three-digit Card Verification Value (CVV) codes, answers to security questions, and […]

Unique account, unique password

Having different passwords for various accounts helps prevent cyber criminals from gaining access to these accounts and protect you in the event of a breach. It’s important to mix things up—find easy-to remember ways to customize your standard password for different sites.