Privacy & Cybersecurity
Secure Passwords Are the Key to Your Online Security
Over 50% of Americans have been a victim of cybercrime, and one of the most common ways criminals gain access to our personal information is by stealing passwords. A strong password is the best defense against being hacked, but many people do not always choose secure passwords. Here are some tips for creating safe and strong passwords.
More than half of Americans have been a victim of cybercrime.
According to a recent study, more than half of Americans have been victims of some form of cybercrime. This is a frightening statistic, but there are steps you can take to protect yourself. One important step is choosing a secure password.
One of the most common ways criminals gain access to personal information is by stealing passwords.
According to a recent study, the average person has over 90 online accounts and remembers passwords for only about half of them. Furthermore, one in every three people use the same password for most of their accounts. This creates a serious problem because if a criminal manages to steal your password, they could potentially gain access to all of your online accounts. So how can you choose a secure password that will protect all of your personal information?
Tips for creating a safe and strong password.
When it comes to choosing a secure password, there are a few things you need to take into account. First and foremost, your password should be unique. Second, it shouldn't be something that can easily be guessed, like your birthdate or your mother's maiden name. Third, you also need to make sure that your password is long enough - the longer the better but more than eight characters is best. Fourth, you want to use a mix of letters, numbers and symbols in order to make it as strong as possible. Fifth, avoid using easily guessed words like "password" or your name.
Being a crime victim due to someone getting unauthorized access to your accounts can cause havoc in your life including due to the loss of money or cryptocurrency. The simple steps above can dramatically reduce the risk of you becoming a victim due to unauthorized access to your accounts.
This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 and is filed under Resources & Self-Education, Internet Law News.