Long passwords are strong passwords!
An easy way to create a good password is to make a passphrase, that’s four or more random words. Not only are passphrases easier to remember, they’re as strong as a password that uses a long mix of numbers, letters, and symbols.
You can try making a passphrase that’s a sentence or fun phrase unique to you. For example, popcornwithbutterisbest or catseatpotatochips
Did you know that simple passwords are easier for cyber attackers to ‘guess’?
They use software that quickly works through different combinations of letters in the alphabet alongside your username to try and crack your password.
The longer and stronger the password, the harder it is to crack.
Try making passphrase—that’s four or more random words, a sentence or fun phrase.
For example, stevecatplumberman
Do you use the same passwords everywhere?
If so, it’s time you changed them!
If an attacker gets hold of one of your passwords, they can’t get access to all of your other accounts.
Start with your banking, email and social media accounts as these hold a great deal of financial and personal information. And make sure your new passwords are long, strong and unique.
Passwords are essential to protect user accounts as a component of security. Poor passwords may result in account and system compromise. Outlining the best practices for creating a secure password and responsibilities required of individuals surrounding protecting their passwords is a crucial part of protecting your digital assets.