LEGAL TIP OF THE WEEK
HOW TO CREATE A SAFE ONLINE PASSWORD
From time to time you are probably prompted to change your online banking or other online passwords. The strength of your password makes it harder for your accounts to be hacked, which can help to safeguard your money and your privacy. This is true for business and financial accounts as well as your social media accounts. In that regard, Twitter recently announced a bug in password storage, making passwords available without encryption. In order to fix this problem, users are encouraged to make a new password. Tips for coming up with a password that works even if there is a breach include never using the word “password” for your password, use more than one word in combination, include special characters, and use a mixture of upper and lower case letters. Most importantly, if you believe your accounts have been compromised, check your credit if money was involved and remember to change your password regularly. You should also keep your password safe, and never write it down or share it with another person.
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