It sounds simple, secure your login with a good password. So, why do so many people struggle?

I know of plenty of people who think that the word “password” is a safe and reliable password. Let me tell you now that although it is one of the most common passwords, it is neither safe nor reliable! One of the first attempts a hacker will probably try is to use that as a password to gain entry to your admin.

So, what is a safe password? Well something that you can type in without too many mistakes, that someone else will have to spend an aweful long time trying to guess it through brute force.

Just using letters does not give many options and although hackers do not know whether you have used letters, nor how many to try, if their nastly little program is just trying alpha / numeric passwords, then you are a target.

By including upper case letters, lower case letters, numbers and symbols such as @ # $ and so on, you are decreasing the odds that they will try all of the characters you have used.

Many security experts also give the opposite advice than that which is given for your PIN – do write down your internet password. This way, you can make it extremely complicated and a lot harder for someone to guess. If they just try family names and words trawled from your blog, then a random string will be better to protect you.

Want to know how to do these or other security considerations? Come back again, or follow the blog security tag.

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