Passwords can be maliciously obtained through various methods, from manual guessing, insecurely stored passwords, social engineering; when you may be tricked into revealing your password and also brute force; a piece of software automatically trying every possible combination of letters and numbers against your account, which can take minutes to years to crack dependent on how strong your password is.
Our guidance for creating strong passwords:
A good method is to think of a sentence or phrase, which could be a favourite song lyric, which is easy for you to remember but very hard for someone to guess. It also makes the password longer such as:
The first house I lived in was at 22 Spanish Way, Ide, Devon.
Which translates to:
And remember once you have you password:
We recommend that businesses have Password Policies in place for employees to follow when setting their passwords. Consideration also towards 2 factor authentication which provides an extra layer of security and requires not only the username and password but also something that only the user has on them, such as mobile phone and SMS technology used as an authentication device.
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