Online accounts Password Security – Forerunner’s Safety Tips!

 In Computer security, Online safety

How secure are your online account passwords?  We have compiled a list of facts, commonly used passwords and how you can protect your account passwords better.

Password Facts

Account login online

Account login online

10 Online accounts are managed by the average user.
33% Of users have their online account password saved in a file.
10% Of users have a single password for all of their online accounts.
171 Million $USD was lost by SONY in May 2011 when Hackers stole user login information

Below is a list of 10 most commonly used passwords by user for their online accounts.

If your passwords is listed below, you should consider changing them.

  1. 123456
  2. password
  3. welcome
  4. abc123
  5. 111111
  6. jesus
  7. love
  8. princess
  9. iloveu
  10. admin

Tips for creating secured passwords

Use a long password made of letters, numbers, and symbols, including upper and lowercase. Example would be MyP@ssW0rd! , such password would take 4 thousand years to crack according to How secure my password checker website. Such tool can also help you test your desired password security and tell you how much time it would take a computer/hacker to crack it.

How secure my password

Tools for checking how secure your password is – https://howsecureismypassword.net

Microsoft also provide a password checker tool to check the strength of your password. This tools would tell you the strength of your password compared to How secure my password tool which provides you how long.

Check your password - Microsoft

Microsoft tool for check the strength of your password – https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/security/pc-security/password-checker.aspx

Further precautions and tips

Use a unique password for different accounts such as online banking, facebook, twitter, and emails which will help protect your information. Do not share your passwords with friends, colleagues or people you do not trust.
Use a password which is difficult to guess and which does not include your name, relatives name, location you live. Do not use the “remember me” feature on someone else’s computer or on public computers. Change your passwords several times a year by setting up reminders on your diary.

Source

TREND MICRO - Go All In When It Comes to Password Security: www.trendmicro.com.au/infographics/go-all-in-when-it-comes-to-password-security/index.html

HOW SECURE IS MY PASSWORD? - Password tool: https://howsecureismypassword.net/

CHECK YOUR PASSWORD-IS IT STRONG? - Microsoft Password tool: https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/security/pc-security/password-checker.aspx
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