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4 Ways To Protect Your Passwords

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

In today’s digitally connected world, password theft is a growing concern.  The last thing that you want is for online banking, credit card, or other passwords to fall into the wrong hands.  

Take a look at these 4 simple steps that you can take to help increase the security of your password.

  1. Avoid easy to remember passwords made up of common words. It is tempting to set your password to your pet’s name, favorite food, or sports team. Although you can recall them easily, hackers stand a better chance of being able to figure them out. Instead, make your passwords a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols whenever possible. For example, RX19m!4Q98.
  2. Don’t use the same passwords for multiple different sites or services. The idea of having only one password to keep up with may be very appealing. Hackers loves it because once they crack the code, they have the keys to the kingdom.
  3. Do keep your password list separate from computer or mobile device. For example, consider for safety and convenience, using of a cybersecurity platform specially built for password storage. A variety of these platforms are available for use today.
  4. Change up your passwords regularly.  Yes, it means a little extra work, but it can save you lots of heartache. Keep things unpredictable for those cybercriminals.

At Century Next Bank, our goal is to provide you the know how and tools that you need for both online and offline financial success.

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