In our digital age, a strong password is crucial. Use this guide to make yours.
If major businesses like Target and Sony can experience a data breach with their multiple layers of cyber security, you better believe we’re all at risk. The good news? Something as simple as a strong password can be enough to encourage a hacker to target someone else. So how do you create a good one that you can actually remember? Use this guide!
Short isn’t so sweet.
The longer your password, the harder it’s going to be for a stranger to guess. Length is your friend here, so get verbose! Experts advise a password of at least 12 characters.
Don’t be a copycat.
Under no circumstances should you use the same password across multiple platforms! This is especially true when it comes to financial logins. It would be bad enough if someone got into your Facebook account, but if they were then able to find the name of your bank, they might try the same password there. Trust us; it’s much better to create a unique password every time.
Similarly, steer clear of commonly copied passwords like 12345, iloveyou, password, and admin. Those will be the first things a hacker tries!
Spice up your (security) life.
It’s time to mix it up! Add capitalized letters, special characters, and numbers to your password. The more variety you can work in, the more security you’ll have. Something as simple as adding a few numbers to the end of your password can take it from weak to solid.
This guide will help you protect your digital information with a strong password. Now let the pros extend your protection. Contact Young Insurance, serving Burbank and neighboring cities of California, for all of your insurance needs. We’re here to help you put the right safeguards in place to be protected in our modern age!