A business associate once told me, “If security isn’t inconvenient, you’re doing it wrong” which couldn’t be more accurate. For most people, the inconvenience starts with passwords – between email, social media, banking, shopping, and simply life, we have dozens of passwords we enter regularly.
Let’s face it – it’s easy to get lazy about passwords. Be it using the same password across all platforms, using numbers that are familiar to you (e.g. birthdays, anniversaries), or adjusting only one character on a password when you’re forced to change it, bad password habits are easy to fall into.
But creating good and safe passwords doesn’t have to be annoying or complicated! While some of the best practices are intuitive, some are less well known. For a more secure online presence, follow the below password tips:
Before the end of the day, commit to changing your oldest password in use as a jump start to a safer online experience!
Our next post, Phishing – When Scams Hit Your Inbox, will be up Friday!
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