Passwords – Still using your mother’s maiden name?
How strong is your password? Are you using one of the top 10 passwords such as “123456” or “Password”?
Do you use personal information such as family names, pets names or important dates that can easily be found on social networking sites such as Facebook? Do you use the same passwords across multiple sites meaning that if criminals get your password for one site then they can access them all?
Ever since the theft of passwords from LinkedIn in 2012, a spate of thefts have highlighted the importance of having a strong password regime. However, developing different passwords for separate sites can be quite daunting.
Richard Hodson, Head of Technology at Oval Insurance Broking has written an article on simple and easy to use techniques for improving your password security. To read it click HERE!
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Cybercrime is the most prevalent form of criminal activity now surpassing the global drugs trade. “In the face of real threats to our [USA] security and our economy” President Obama has recently signed a Cybersecurity Order pledging US$ 4.7 Bn to secure the virtual defences of the USA.
However, it is not just nation states that face this emerging threat, individuals and organisations also have a real and present exposure, and we are not just talking about those businesses that process credit card information either.