14 Feb The Daring Librarian >> 4 Password Security Tips You Should Be Using
4 Password Security Tips You Should Be Using
How secure is your password? Is it “password?” Come on… These days, security is more crucial than ever. As more and more of your accounts get tied together with Facebook/Twitter integration, hackers can easily gain access to all of them with just a little bit of work. Don’t make it easy for them!
Here is a great infographic from The Daring Librarian detailing 4 password security tips you should follow when setting a password for any of your online accounts (and 10 other geeky tips you should be using):
And there you have it. Hopefully, this will give you something to think about the next time you need to set a good password (hint: that time should be RIGHT NOW! Remember Password Security Tip #4!)
Despite anything you may have been told in the past, and how no password can be 100% secure, they are all we have standing between us and stolen identities, stolen credit card information and much worse. Personal data, and even work-related information, is at stake. This is especially worrying if you borrow a laptop from work with valuable data on it, work from home on a personal computer or interact with the public, making yourself susceptible social engineering scams at the office. Having a lousy, easily crackable password could cost you your job if you’re not careful.
There’s no guarantee that these password security tips are going to keep you completely safe, but they should definitely make it a lot harder for hackers to get into places they don’t belong.