Password Protection

Password Protection is a major issue and no, its not as simple as going to the drug store. Cyber Security is one of today’s major topics and the fact is that peoples accounts are being hacked and identities stolen.  If you were to ask a person what their username and password is for their Facebook and Twitter account, there is a good chance that they are the same.  Today, the majority of online users use similar or the same username and password for multiple sites.  When a hacker is successful and obtains a username and password of an individual, they try it on multiple accounts and in result will have access to the person’s social media, bank accounts, email and much more.

What can you do to prevent this?

First, use different username and passwords for different accounts.  If the individual made them all different and still got hacked, at least its controlled to the one account.  Then when you’re notified, you can quickly change your information.  Second, with all of these different usernames and passwords, you might ask, how am I suppose to remember all of them? There are plenty of applications that you can use and require a secure login.  Or if you want to be more through, have a notebook in a secured location.  Third, ensure you fully logout of each site so if another individual uses the computer they will not obtain your information.  Last, when creating your password, it should contain random letters, numbers and special characters.  The longer your password is, the more secure it will be.

Here is a free password generator that you can use.

Secure Password Generator

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