How secure are your passwords for your Perth business? Dashlane recently announced its third annual list of the “Worst Password Offenders.” The list highlights the high-profile individuals and organisations that had the most significant password-related blunders in 2018.
“Passwords are the first line of defense against cyberattacks,” said Emmanuel Schalit, CEO of Dashlane. “Weak passwords, reused passwords, and poor organisational password management can easily put sensitive information at risk.”
Dashlane found that the average internet user has over 200 digital accounts that require passwords and the company projects this figure to double to 400 in the next five years. “The sheer number of accounts requiring passwords means everyone is prone to make the same mistakes as the Password Offenders,” states Schalit. “We hope our list serves as a wake-up call to everyone to follow the best password security practices.”
Whether it’s a server, email account, or an app, you should always secure your data with passwords as they’re the first, and often only, line of defense between hackers and your personal information.
Every one of your accounts needs a unique password. The risk in password reuse is that hackers can use passwords from compromised accounts to easily access other accounts. The only protection against this is to have a different password for every account.
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