Passwords are often the only thing standing between a determined cyber criminal and full access to your email, social media accounts and online banking – which is why it’s so important that they’re strong and resistant to attack.
Focus on protecting these key accounts by giving them each a unique password that isn’t based on any information linked to you, and which hasn’t already been cracked or guessed elsewhere. Strong passwords can be difficult for people to remember, so try using three random words or think about using a Password Manager to remember your passwords for you.
Email-based attacks are the topic of Friday’s post, where we’ll explain how to defend against phishing. Hope to see you back here tomorrow!