Photo Friday: World Password Day

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May 6 was World Password Day (the first Thursday of May). Password security should be an everyday concern. Practice these tips to keep your devices and data secure:

  • Review old passwords and strengthen them with numerals and special characters (@#&*).
  • Use longer passwords–more than 10 characters.
  • Store passwords in other places besides your phone or computer.
  • Use two-factor authentication whenever it’s available.
  • Don’t use the same password for multiple programs, devices, or applications.
  • Always log off programs when you’re done with them.
  • Use complex passwords that don’t include complete words or names (“j@m3s” instead of “james”).
  • Routinely remove temporary internet files.
  • On important accounts, consider changing your password every 60-90 days.
  • If you write down a password, never store it close to the device you use it on.
  • Don’t forget to password-protect your wireless router.

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  1. Good post with common sense ideas.

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    1. Much appreciated!

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