No doubt you’ve seen headlines about major companies, and even governments, being hobbled by hackers. Did you know that the majority of these breaches are caused by weak or compromised passwords? Over 80% of all hacked accounts are due to password-related attacks. Protect your WebWiskee build, as well as all your other accounts, with these password security tips.
Password Security Strategies
We know, it can be a hassle to continually create new passwords and try to remember them all. Luckily for all of us, there are tools that will make this task easier. First, let’s review some of the do’s and don’ts when you are crafting a password:
- Use unique passwords for each account.
- Make your passwords long. Phrases and song lyrics are perfect for this!
- Combine numbers and characters to create hard-to-guess passwords.
- Never use your personal name or business name in the password.
- Avoid sequential letters and numbers, such as ABCD or 123 (you’d be surprised how many people do this!)
- If you write your passwords down in a notebook, never take it with you for travel, and keep it locked in a safe place.
Password Management Tips
A safe, effective way to keep track of multiple passwords is with a password management tool. These services can create and/or save your passwords in one central place. You only have to remember one password to get into the management tool. From there you can access and log in to all your accounts. LastPass is a great password management option, along with Bitwarden and 1Password.
Another tip for keeping your accounts secure is to use two-step verification. As the name implies, you are adding a second step (in addition to the password) before anyone can access your account. This could be something like a face or touch ID, or an authentication app. This way, even if someone manages to get your password they still won’t be able to log in to your accounts.
Once you don’t have to worry about password security you’ll have more time for other important things, like growing your online business. At WebWiskee we’re all about making website building and online marketing as easy as possible. Take your shot and build the business you’ve always wanted!