November 6, 2015
Avoid a Data Breach: Choose Strong Computer Passwords for Your Atlanta Business
To help protect your Atlanta business from a possible data breach, consider the following is choosing a strong password:
- Make sure the password is at least eight characters long; longer passwords are harder to crack.
- The password of your choice is different from other passwords you may use on other computer systems, such as a home computer
- Use a variety of different characters, such as uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers and keyboard symbols, like ^ @ & ! _ % ~ = / ?.
If you decide to go with things that are common in your life, such as names and addresses, for a password then ensure that you mix it with other characters. As an example, if your birthday is January 1 and you want to use it as a password, going with something like such as #ja$%nUA*_*R?y1 will make it stronger and much harder for a data hacker to crack.
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