Over the past year, we have seen a marked increase in the number of hacking attempts on sites we host for clients. We use a minimum of 12 digits (and sometimes more) in all passwords and these digits include numbers, symbols and both upper and lowercase characters. The longer and more complicated the password string, the greater the resources required by hackers in their attempts to decode (hack) your password and the less likely they will be able to gain access to your password protected information.
The security of your data should be “top of mind” when creating passwords for your websites, emails, hosting, banking, membership, shopping or for any other online access. Below is a graphic with some useful tips. To learn more about utilizing strong passwords, or to use the Secure Random Password Generator on our site, please visit our website page “Password Security Tips” or contact us via email today.