Use Different Passwords
Whilst it may be easier for users to remember only one password, it can expose several accounts to unauthorised access. If a hacker gains access to one account, they have access to all accounts that use the same password, including all the data stored on those accounts. Using different passwords will reduce the risk of multiple account breaches. In the event of an account breach, the hacker will only have access to one account. If users find it difficult to remember multiple passwords, a secure password manager tool can be used.
Use a Combination of Letters, Numbers, and Symbols
The most secure passwords are created from a combination of upper and lower-case letters, numbers, and symbols. Random combinations of these will make it harder for hackers to guess these passwords and gain access to your data.
Use Random Words
Some of the most secure passwords are created using a string of random words, with the addition of numbers and symbols. By using random words, it is less likely that the password has been used by anyone anywhere else making it unique. It also ensures that the password length meets security requirements, whilst making it easier for the user to remember.
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