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Quick Tip: Password Protection Against Hackers

Cyber crime is one of the fastest growing industries in our world today, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Eric shares a few tips to keep yourself as protected as you can be from password hackers.

Did you know a five-character password can be cracked in three hours? That time is cut down to 11.9 seconds if you only use lower case letters. As our world becomes more digitalized, our risk of becoming more vulnerable to cyber criminals increases. Cyber-crime is one of the fastest growing industries in our world today. New threats appear on a daily basis and cyber attackers and hackers are constantly evolving their techniques, making it nearly impossible to keep up. The easiest way to fight back is to change your password regularly.

Plenty of people use the same password across multiple accounts, something that is quick and easy to remember. The danger in this however, is that once your password is hacked from one website, it is automatically vulnerable at the others it’s used on as well. It’s best to use different passwords for all your online accounts, and change them often, using a mix of letters, numbers, and symbols. Avoid using any personal information, such as family members names, birthdays, favorite sports teams, etc. The longer your password is, the more difficult it will be to crack.  This may seem like a complicated task, but it’ll be complicated for hackers as well. These small changes can save you plenty of time and frustration in the future. For more tips on cyber security please contact us.