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Passwords that Protect

Passwords that Protect

Four out of ten people have experienced a security incident that could have been avoided with stronger cybersecurity efforts. With today’s technology and the unfortunate amount of malware and hackers present online, your passwords are one of the only things protecting you from harm. Keeping personal and business data safe begins with a secure password. Here are some safe password practices that can help you avoid becoming a victim of hacking, phishing or identity theft.

Use Different Passwords for Every Account

This is one of the most important pieces of advice we can offer you to ensure that if one of your passwords is discovered, the train of damage ends at that account. Research shows that 73 per cent of online accounts use duplicated passwords, meaning that all accounts could be affected if the password is uncovered by a hacker.

Utilise Password Generators

Say goodbye to pets’ names, birthdays and the street you grew up on, one way to ensure your password is secure is to use a password generator. These combine random letters, numbers and symbol to create a unique and unguessable code.

Enable Two Factor Identification

Along with using strong passwords, enabling two-factor identification on all of your important accounts adds another layer of protection from cybersecurity threats. When you log into an account with two-factor identifications, you are required to prove your identity in two steps. This is often a password and a code that has been sent to your phone or email.

In the unfortunate event that you are targeted by a hacker, not only is your personal information at risk but if malware is downloaded to your computer it can affect the function of your hardware. You can contact Mobile Computer Services for help with creating a strong defence against cyber-attacks, and secure and recover any important data.