Password Security

Sadly the world we live in today is full of people who are keen to steal, scam or hack you.

One of the easiest ways to gain access to all of your personal accounts online, if for somebody to hack your email account, this, in turn, can gain them access to any other online accounts you might have.

So we highly recommend that you change all the passwords you currently use to more secure ones if you haven’t already.

Do’s and Don’t

Do use random characters (both upper and lower case).

Do use numbers and symbols such as ! # * ? $ or such like.

Do use different passwords for each online account.

Don’t use your pets name.

Don’t use your child’s or grandchildren’s names.

Don’t use short easy to guess passwords, such as password or letmein etc

Don’t use the same password for other accounts.

For more advice on online security, please visit the official government website

Of course, remembering all of your various passwords can be difficult if not impossible, so we recommend using a password manager of some sort, some of which are listed below.

LastPass simplifies your digital life. From your LastPass Vault, you can store passwords and logins, create online shopping profiles, generate strong passwords, track personal information in photo and audio notes, and more. All you have to do is remember your LastPass master password, and LastPass auto fills web browser and app logins for you.

MSecure – Don’t take any chances with your passwords and private information. From desktop to mobile, no matter the platform, mSecure is the most secure and straightforward solution to managing your passwords and other sensitive information. Use mSecure to generate random, complex, unique passwords for all your sites.

Bit Warden The open source password manager, makes it easy to generate and store unique passwords for any browser or device. Create your free account on their website. Bitwarden works with almost any device and browser you can mention: Windows, Mac, Linux; iOS and Android; Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, and many more niche browsers.

1Password remembers all your passwords for you and keeps them safe and secure behind the one password that only you know.

There are plenty of other password managers available but please ensure you check the reviews from other users and that it fits with what you need from it ie. supports Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad or your Android devices.

If you need any help or advice, please feel free to give us a call.

Phone: 01983 299999