Keep Your Accounts Safe During World Password Day and Beyond!
Time to ditch generic passwords like “password1” or “123456”. With identity theft on the rise, the strength of your passwords is key in keeping your important information safe. The last thing you want is to have sites like your online banking, social media, or email compromised.
World Password Day was created to address the importance of having solid passwords to help prevent identity theft and to mnake the Internet a more secure place. Here, we provide you with a few password privacy tips that you can not only practice today, but every day!
- Use a Strong Password – A strong password should be at least 12 characters long, with a mix of uppercase & lowercase characters, symbols, and numbers.
- Enable Two-Factor Authentication – This adds an extra step to your login process but helps prove you are the authorized user. Common methods can include fingerprint or face ID typically found on mobile phones and single-use code or authentication code to name a few.
- Change Your Password Frequently – For accounts with sensitive information, a good idea is to change your password often. Passwords weaken over time as technologies and hackers evolve.
- Never Re-Use Passwords – Many people reuse the same password across multiple accounts. Sure, it makes things easy to remember, but if one of those accounts gets compromised, there’s a good chance others using the same password will get compromised as well.
For an extra layer of added protection, NETGEAR Armor offers a feature that helps keep you safe. By adding an email address in the Account Privacy section to Armor, you’ll be able to see if your email was part of any leaks. Also, as part of its vulnerability check feature, Armor will check for password strength in addition to other potential security weaknesses.
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