Passwords. Can't live without 'em, can't even remember all of 'em.
Just about everything needs a password these days. From your email address to your social media accounts, to your online banking and to your smartphone.
But is your password uncrackable?
Hack-proofing your passwords is absolutely essential, especially if you run a business. Small businesses are major targets, with more than 80% being targets of opportunities.
A University of Cambridge study found that 90% of passwords are hackable. Try to make your passwords in the 10% of uncrackable passwords.
Your accounts are only as strong as your weakest link!
Easily improve your password with a password management tool like 1Password, LastPass, Dashlane, McAfee SafeKey and many more to choose from.
As a healthcare provide and /or business owner, you are responsible for not only your personal passwords but also ensuring that all your staff and vendors are also using strong (and really long!) passwords. Doing this for each application for all your internet devices can be nearly impossible. Instead of using the same password in many applications, writing down the logins and password or skip using passwords altogether – it is time for you to use a Password Manager tool.
- make it easy for you to create and use strong passwords
- generate complex passwords for you
- no problem to change your password regularly
- some will even make it easier for you to create a secure sharing of login and password to an assistant
- make it easier for your team to easily use good password management
Tip: Don't get frustrated whenever you forget your password. Instead, be proud that you change your password regularly using the “I forgot my password” re-set function!
- Use your business passwords for work only. Don't reuse your work password on an external website, email, or bank account. Don't use the same password for all your social media accounts.
- Avoid predictable and common passwords. Choose a phrase that you can remember, and add in the required characters – capital letters and numbers. You can try removing the vowels of easy to remember words (i.e. privacy = prvcy)
- Use more characters. The longer the password, the harder it is to crack!
For more information see our blog post &Tgh2Crack! How tough is your password
Rubenking, Neil J. @neiljrubenking The Best Password Managers for 2016, PC Magazine. 2016-Jan-08
Davis, Gary. Password Safety in a Connected World, McAfee Blog Central. 2013-May-06.
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