Key tips for ensuring your passwords are secure

Key tips for ensuring your passwords are secure

The advice sometimes seems pious and boring - “Practice Password Security” or “Use Strong Passwords.” It is hard to go for long browsing the internet without seeing some form of this advice. The reason is simple: lost, stolen or hacked passwords are the cause of misery ranging from false postings on sites like Facebook to large-scale economic loss and even identity theft. This can start a chain of events that takes months or years to correct. While the strength of your passwords is an important issue, many security breaches occur because of device loss. Lock all the devices that have your password information (require a password to open them). This advice applies to fixed-position devices like desktop computers, but especially to mobile devices that are carried with you. If your cell phone, tablet or laptop computer is stolen or lost, the person who comes into possession of this device may have access to your password-protected accounts. Think about this- if your...
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