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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Good post with common sense ideas.
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