It’s up to each of us to take proactive measures to protect our information when the inevitable happens and companies that house our data experience breaches. Although we’re powerless to prevent these breaches, that doesn’t mean we can’t mitigate the harm that we personally experience as a result of them. That’s where smart password creation and management comes in.
Too many companies and brands are still not following best practices when it comes to prompting users to create good passwords that are complex and unique. Until they do, it’s up to each of us to protect ourselves.
‘123456’, ‘ashley’, ‘superman’, and ‘blink182’ top the latest list of most common terrible passwords
While most of us are inclined to think our way is the “right way,” if surveys and news headlines tell us anything, it’s that when it comes to password habits, the majority of us need some serious work.
While no evidence of abuse has currently been found, at least 2,000 Facebook employees searched through the files containing passwords, though it’s not clear as to why.
Epic third-party breaches may be unavoidable, but by taking the proper password precautions, before and after, you can greatly mitigate potential damages.
For one reason or another, we all have to change our passwords every now and again. Perhaps a specific application requires a monthly password update; you may have forgotten your password for a particular account; or maybe there was a data breach that required a password reset.
When Common Sense isn’t Convincing: Why password managers are beneficial, yet you’re still not using one. – Part Two
Today we’ll debunk a few more myths, including the security of biometrics and the likelihood of company employees snooping on your information.