Secure Your Password – 10 Minutes

Your password is the key to each website you log into.  Now imagine everyone on the Internet has access to your keys.  What would they have access to?  With so many data breaches every year, your passwords are no longer safe.  A Password Manager will help ensure you use secure, random passwords and do not use the same password twice.

  1. Use a Password Manager
  2. Use Secure or Random Passwords
    • ASimplePasswordIsBest.  Coming up with a sentence over 15 characters that is memorable to you can be an excellent password to unlock your Password Manager.  Using individual dictionary words (with or without numbers and characters at the end) is no longer safe for password use.
    • Using random passwords everywhere else is ideal.  Random passwords can be generated in your Password Manager and is an excellent way to ensure you don’t use the same password twice.
  3. Don’t Use the Same Password Twice
  4. Sign Up for Breach Notifications
    • Have I Been Pwned  – Check if you have an account that has been compromised in a data breach
    • FireFox Monitor – Find out what hackers already know about you. Learn how to stay a step ahead of them.
  5. Use MFA(multi-factor authentication)/2FA(2-factor authentication)
  6. Learn to Phish