With the recent concerns over online data security risks, organizations are urging their customers to reset their passwords on all popular websites. While habitually updating passwords is a sensible practice regardless, any potential hacking threat serves as a good reminder and heightens the importance of the updates. However, users cannot simply change their passwords from “ThisIsMyPassword” to “ThisIsMyPassword1” and expect their accounts to be fully secure. When attempting to gain access to your account, hackers will initiate programs that use password dictionaries to test thousands of common character combinations every second.
Want to create a secure password? Follow the tips listed in the infographic below: