eharmony,Â LinkedIn, Yahoo. These are just some of the high profile companies which had their password database hacked over the past few months. With the ever-improving technology that translates to faster password cracking, it is essential we protect our online assets. These assets include our online identity, usernames, passwords, and even online banking access.
The belowÂ infographic from SecurityCoverage gives us an understanding about the statistics relating to password theft.
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Three key points to remember when creating passwords:
1) Use secure passwords (A combination of upper and lower case characters, numbers and symbols at least 14 characters long.)
2) Use unique passwords (A unique password for each website)
3) Help yourself remember your passwords with password helpers like Password Genie
Have a peace of mind by staying secure.