The easiest way into your accounts is through the frontdoor using your legitimate access credentials. If your usernames and passwords are easy to guess your security is ineffective and your accounts are open to abuse from people and systems far and wide.
Unauthorised access to your online accounts can result in identity theft, property theft, malicious activities and damage to your business and your reputation.
Our strategy to minimise unauthorised access is simple.
- Use strong passwords – minimum of 10 characters, capital and lower case letters,digits and special characters (a..z,A..Z,1-9,!@#$%^&*()).
- Change your passwords from time to time. Doesn’t have to be regular or at any particular frequency. In fact apparent randomness in password changes is helpful.
- Use different passwords for different accounts. Make it hard for hackers to access all your online business.
Strong passwords, frequent changes, different passwords. This make managing passwords more complicated. Don’t try to remember passwords. Use a password manager. There are lots around to suit your PC, tablet and smartphone. Choose a password manager that is easy for you to understand, is reliably safe (seek opinions of others), works on the platform of your choice and is easy to backup.