The Importance of Passwords

I am sure you have heard it before, but I really want to remind everyone the importance of passwords. We all face multiple passwords everyday: to log into our computers, our phones, our bank accounts, websites, twitter, facebook, and almost every other electronic device out there. It is easy to make one password for everything or make them as easy as possible to remember. The problem is often the easier they are to remember the easier they are to hack. That is not always true, but very often it is. Birthdays, relatives names, pets names, etc are absolute DON’TS. Every password you have should be different. They should also all include a capital letter, lower case letter, number, and symbol.

How often have you received some weird email or tweet from a friend? It is because their accounts were hacked. I must received one direct message everyday from someone I follow on twitter. I sure know they didn’t send it to me! Twitter is one thing. It may be annoying to your followers, but it usually won’t do any major damage. But what about your website? What is someone hacked it and inserted a virus? What if someone stole your domain name? Or what if someone did something on social media that led to your followers, unfollowing?

Think twice before setting your passwords. They even say don’t write them down, but that is pushing it a bit. Remember to include¬†a capital letter, lower case letter, number, and symbol. Make them complicated and make them all different. The little bit of annoyance when you have to sign into an account will save you time, money, and maybe your business.

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