Looking back, I remember that I used to say, “What’s the password?” before I’d let someone into my room (or pretty much anywhere with a door). Often times, it was a parent or older sibling who wouldn’t care and would enter anyways. Or I was using an easy password, such as Barbie or Dodgers. This happens online all the time. As technology advances, it is getting tough to keep the crooks from getting your information. Here at Electronic Eye Security, we want you protected! Here are some tips for building a strong password.
Choose a password that’s not so easy to figure out. Remember math class? PEMDAS? Please excuse my dear Aunt Sally. This is an excellent way to build a password. Think of a sentence that will stick in your mind. It can be random or personal. Example: MaDaioJ20 = Mom and Dad’s anniversary is on June 20. Or maybe, 22JScots = 22 Jump Street comes out this summer. And DON’T FORGET to add any numbers and characters that make it even more difficult for a crook to grab!
Please, PLEASE, avoid sequential numbers! SplashData released their top 25 worst passwords and six of them were sequential numbers (123, 123456789, etc.)! Some of the other “worst passwords” include: iloveyou, admin, password, qwerty and abc123.
Another good way to protect yourself is to change passwords often. No, not every week or even every month, but every 3-4 months is a great time frame. When you find a great method to picking passwords, it won’t seem that difficult!
We hope that no one will ever have to go through the hassle of someone getting a hold of their passwords and information! But the sad fact is, it happens! Don’t make it easy for the bad guys to do what they do best. Stop those hackers before they even start!
If you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to contact us! Visit www.thesecuritygenius.com for more info!