February 1 is National Change Your Password Day!
The top ten most common passwords used in 2018 can also be considered the top ten worst passwords to choose from. Some of which included 123456, password, 111111, qwerty, and iloveyou.
Here are some tips for creating strong passwords to avoid security hacks:
- Make sure it’s at least 12 characters long. The longer the password, the harder it is to hack.
- Use numbers and symbols AND a combination of upper and lower case letters. You can get creative and use a $ for S, or 3 for E.
- Avoid your personal information. Your dog, birthday, or last name are all easily discoverable making your password easy to guess.
Take steps toward prevention now, before your accounts and personal information are hacked. Reset your passwords, make them strong, and stay safe on the web.