kimmel-imgOk, please don’t be these people in the video!  When you’re done laughing, here are three quick things to know about passwords:

  1. Make sure you have different passwords not only for your work computer, but for every website that you visit, whether it’s your email, online banking or your Amazon account. Why? When an online retailer, or a website, gets hacked, your account will be compromised too. If you use the same login and password for ALL your accounts, and a bad guy gets a hold of them, you can be facing the real danger of having your other accounts hacked.
  2. Always use a strong/complex password with lower/upper case letters, numbers, and symbols.
  3. Rotate your passwords at least every 6 months.

The good news is, it’s possible to keep the password madness under control. Here at the office we use to securely save our passwords, it’s pretty straight forward and inexpensive.  Although they have a free version we always recommend the paid version for security and ability to manage.

We thought we would share with you a little trick we often use to create a secure (AND easy to remember) password. So, from now on, no more excuses to use password123!  Got it?