Publish Date: 07/03/2019
Evaluate your password strengths this World Password Day
We spend so much of our time online. We socialise, do our banking, shop and learn in a cyber space. This means that so much of our personal information lives on the internet, especially now during the National Lockdown. Unfortunately, this increased online activity has also sparked a rise in cybercrimes. While we enjoy the convenience of living online, we also need to work at becoming more cyber savvy and protecting ourselves against cybercrime and identity theft.
If you’re still using your mother’s name or birthday as an online account password, that’s your first mistake. It’s dangerous to create passwords based on birthdates, your cats name, your initials, etc. –scammers will use your personal details against you, so these kinds of passwords make it easy for them to gain access to your most sensitive information.
The more complicated your password is, the less likely you are to become a victim of cybercrime.
World Password Day is a great opportunity to learn how you can evaluate your password strengths and create new, strong, diversified ones that will protect your online activity.
Here are 7 tips for creating strong passwords
Always be aware and cautious. Cyber criminals know all the tricks and often find ways to work around cyber security loopholes. In the event that you believe your information has been compromised, change your internet banking, social media and online account details and advise your bank immediately.
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