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Passwords: Upping Your A-Game

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A few ways to up your password game and why you should change your password often.

Upping your password strategy isn’t brain surgery, but it should definitely take more thought. Since a weak password can easily make you a target and result in the loss of your valuable information (or even your identity), we’re going to help you avoid this conundrum. With this being said, here’s a look at upping your password game and keeping your information safe.

Passwords

Passwords Then & Now

When someone used to mention the term “password”, it used to be associated with private clubs for children or at a speakeasy during Prohibition. Today, passwords take on a whole different meaning due to the vast amount of information they can provide for the individual who knows the cryptic code. So with passwords having a significant stance in regards to our information, it’s very important for them to be approached as a key to personal property.

Upping Your Password Game

Since the average person has a least nineteen pin numbers and passwords to keep track of, staying up to date on your security can be a responsibility itself. However, there’s a few things you can do to keep track of your passwords and keep hackers away from your personal information. Such things you can do are:

  • Avoid Using The Same Password – Recycling the same password is dangerous because if a hacker has access to one of your accounts…it has access to all of your accounts. For online accounts such as Netflix, your password doesn’t need to be that complex. When it comes to your passwords for banking information, it better not be anything remotely like your Netflix account password.
  • Keep Passwords Unique – Utilizing symbols, numbers, and different punctuations are excellent ways to prevent cyber criminals from accessing your information. However, you need to keep in mind that “1234” doesn’t necessarily mix things up if you plan on keeping your information private.
  • Look Into Multi-Factor Authenticating – If you can have more than one authentication after entering your password, you should definitely utilize it.

In consideration of the information above, it’s very important that you take time and consideration when it comes to creating your passwords and keeping cyber criminals at bay. Thankfully, Spade Technology is the trusted choice when it comes to staying ahead of the latest information technology tips, tricks, and news. Contact us at (508) 339--5163 or send us an email at info@spadetechnology.com for more information.

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