May 27th 2020

HOW TO CREATE A SECURE PASSWORD

Are you still using the simplest passwords that are easy to remember?

If so, you’re allowing yourself to become increasingly vulnerable to a cyber-attack. Nearly every website you visit insists you create an account and think of a strong password. It’s so easy to fall into the trap of using the same password every time or getting slightly creative and changing one of the characters. Cyber-criminals are highly sophisticated so unfortunately this isn’t a bright idea!

With a password manager, you can have a unique and strong password for every login you create, and the password manager takes care of your passwords, so you don’t have to remember them!

With so many password mangers out there such as LastPass, Dash Lane and Keeper, it’s increasingly puzzling why people are not using them.

We wanted to walk you through how simple it is to set up an account.

Simply set up an account on your chosen Password Management App, we have used LastPass.

Remember this is your ‘master password’ so don’t make it basic!

A strong password such be:

  • At least 12 characters long
  • At least 1 number
  • At least 1 lowercase letter
  • At least 1 uppercase letter
  • Not your email

You may be given the option to add the Google Chrome extension if you are using the Google Chrome browser.

You simply login and get started – you are in your new vault. You can now input a wide range of information from passwords, payment card details, passport details, driving licence information to even server information!

If you're worried that you have a password that might have been hacked or compromised, contact us for a free Dark Web audit. We go into the dark web so that you don't have to - crawling for any available passwords or other personal data that may be available for hackers. Get in touch today for more information. 

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