How Secure is your Password?

computer hacker 300x199 How Secure is your Password?The days of using your kids’ names or pets’ names as passwords have passed.  This information is way too easy to find.  I could go on Facebook right now and probably learn these names in minutes, seconds even.  So what constitutes a secure password?  You want to mix at 6-12 letters, characters and numbers and choose some upper case letters as well to help strengthen your password.  This makes it almost impossible to crack.  Pitfalls that you want to avoid when selecting passwords include:

  • Any word in the dictionary
  • Words spelled backwards
  • Sequences of repeated characters
  • Any personal information

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About Trisha Sefakis

I started at BBB|Cincinnati in 2004 as the Database Coordinator, I am now the Manager of Digital Media.