Last week, we started off National Cyber Security Awareness Month with quick tips to help you improve your password practices.

Here’s the round-up:

  • Never reuse passwords. Use unique passwords for all your online accounts.

  • A good password will have a minimum of 12 characters, include numbers & letters, and can’t be found in a dictionary.

  • Use a password generator to create strong passwords to protect your accounts.

  • Change passwords every 3 to 6 months. If you hear news of a hack on a site you use, change it immediately.

  • Never use personal information for your password, such as a pet's name or anniversary. Sorry Fido, it isn’t safe!

  • Don’t store passwords in Excel/Word documents, or write them down. If you absolutely need to, write a hint instead.

  • Set up an additional factor to log in to your online accounts, like a notification that is sent to your phone.

  • Use a password manager, so you don’t end up like this guy Password managers remember and keep your passwords safe, so that you can easily follow all the best practices for keeping passwords secure.

We’re going to continue sharing tips and tricks on how you can lock down your login and use #StrongAuth to protect your digital life.

Check in with us on Facebook and Twitter because #SecurityIsntScary – but cybercrime most definitely is.

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