It’s 2020, so be sure to have a clear vision of why it’s important to change your passwords from time to time.
Hackers are always phishing for your personal information, be it through a dangerous email or tricks to break into your system.
Being this year by changing your passwords to help protect your most important information, and setting a schedule to regularly update them throughout the year.
Here are four reason to do this:
- Prevent access to multiple accounts: Make sure your password is unique for each of your online accounts. That way, if someone does get access to one, they won’t have access to all.
- Make passwords strong: Your password should be complex and longer than eight characters including lowercase and uppercase letters, numbers and symbols.
- Stop them at one: If a hacker gains access to your account, changing a password regularly can keep them from continuously accessing your information.
- Passwords never die: If you change computers, someone could access your old passwords. Consistently changing them prevents hackers from using outdated information.
- Fend off keystroke copycats: Hackers can use keystroke logger technology to record you keystrokes, and it is often used to steal logins. Changing passwords regularly keep the hacker from using information obtained this way for an extended length of time.