There was a time when you only had a password for a handful of accounts like your email and your computer login. Those days are long gone.
Today, you likely have a password for everything from your Netflix account to your online shopping account to the app you use to order pizza.
When you consider those passwords are essentially the keys to everything in your life, it’s alarming to consider just how little thought we put into creating them and protecting them.
According to Entrepreneur, 47 percent of all passwords haven’t been changed in the past five years and 21 percent haven’t been changed in a decade. That means some people have been entering the same password since the first iPhone came out.
In 2014, the most common passwords were 12345, password and 123456.
Folks, we can do better.
Creating complex passwords and changing them regularly is something most of us know we should do. What isn’t so well known is the best way to keep track of all those passwords. If you are picturing that sticky note on the back of your computer monitor or the spreadsheet on your desktop right now, you need to elevate your security game.
In this week’s episode of CYBER24, we sit down with a password expert to arm you with the information you need to create and protect unbreakable passwords.