Over 1 In 3 Pet Parents Have Used Their Pet's Name In Their Passwords
Consider these tips when thinking about password practices:
Don’t Re-Use Passwords
Don’t Use Something Personal
Use Complex Passwords
Do not use the same password for multiple accounts. Should a criminal successfully breach just one account, they will then attempt to use those credentials to attempt to access the victim’s other accounts.
Don’t use a pet’s name, a hometown or a favorite sports team - or anything a stranger could figure out by looking at your social media history or other publicly available information.
The more complex the password (multiple digits/letters, with special characters such as @, # and %, etc.),
the more secure.
Consider a Password Manager
Use Multi-Factor Authentication
Do not write a password down digitally or on paper. If you can’t remember your passwords, explore a password manager, which manages different, complex passwords for each account a consumer has across mobile and desktop devices.
These add an extra layer of protection to your accounts by requiring a special code along with your password. Skip using SMS for your authentication as it can be hacked if someone steals your phone. Instead, use an authenticator app like Google or Authy.
The more complex the password (multiple digits/letters, with special characters such as @, # and %, etc.), the more secure.
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⁵ FBI IC3 Report, 2021
⁶ Forbes: “Google Registers Record Two Million Phishing Websites In 2020”
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⁸ Survey of active Circle users, November 2020.
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