Passwords are pretty old technology aren't they? Used since the days of hiding gold in caves and that kind of "Open Sesame" nonsense. Â Yet we still use them to protect so many things in our digital life. While they're not perfect - They're what we're stuck with for most purposes now, and if yours isn't good - you'd better watch out.
Just this week I have dealt with two customers who have had their email accounts compromised and used to send spam. They have had their mailboxes filled with replies (of the rather negative variety...) Â and lost many productive hours sifting through mail trying to find out what has sent to who, what has not, and all the rest!
A good password has lots of different elements, is not a word in the dictionary, and uses special characters like @(^&%$!
For example: AndrewAt@llSyst3msG0! Â is a good password... allsystemsgo123 is not!
AllSystemsGo can help you with your passwords, or there's loads of information online. Test your password for strength hereÂ - It shows that a password I used to use commonly :Â can be cracked in underÂ 1 minute.
I'm off to change my own passwords now - If you have any hassles doing so, give us a call Â we're happy to help! firstname.lastname@example.org