How secure are your passwords?

Your passwords are the key to all your important information.

Just like you wouldn’t use a single key to access your house, garage, car and office – having one password for multiple apps increases your risk.

But despite all the reports about cyber crime, three in four people are still using duplicate passwords that are easy to guess.

So, how secure are your passwords?

Even if you think you’ve chosen a code that’s really unique, hackers may still find a way to crack it.

Some use a technique called brute force. Using software, they try millions of different combinations of letters and numbers until they get in.

So if you choose a word that’s in the dictionary, it’s even easier for them to figure it out.

And with so much shared online, often all it takes is a quick search of your social media profiles. Then hackers have lots of clues, from pets’ names to anniversaries.

There are lots of ways to create safer passwords. These include:

  • Combining random words with numbers and special characters
  • Using a password generation tool and password manager
  • And, investing in multi-factor authentication

Password security doesn’t have to be difficult. Contact us today. And ask how we can help to protect your precious data.