Blog > The Do’s and Don’ts of Password Security
By now, most of us know the basics of making a password for an online account, but how do you gauge how strong it is? What can you do to strengthen your password? And how do you know if it’s secure? With cyber security under scrutiny recently, creating a strong password has become a top priority for anyone with an online account.
One study shows that users from 25 to 34-year-olds are signed up to an average 40 accounts. The number is set to grow, with nearly one in five people (17%) signing up to six or more new accounts every month.¹ Given that individuals have this many accounts, users are shown to have an average of only 5 different passwords. Repeating passwords is bad business, as it leaves users other accounts vulnerable to hackers.
With the help of code breaking programs, a weak or repeating password is an easy in to hackers everywhere. Using a password manager, like KeePass and Dashlane, can help create and store passwords for you, but it is important to know how to make a password that can stand up to code breaking software.
Using a strong password won’t protect you from all of the threats that are online but it is a great first step. By following the do’s and don’ts of password construction your information will be more secure, leaving you with greater peace of mind.
Sources: 1. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2174274/No-wonder-hackers-easy-Most-26-different-online-accounts--passwords.html< Back to posts