- On March 21st, 2019, Facebook announced that it has not properly secured the passwords of as many as 600 million users since 2012 (Identity Force).
- 71% of online accounts are secured with passwords that have been used on multiple websites (Lawless Research, TeleSign).
- Analysis on five million passwords that were leaked online and found in data breaches throughout 2019 shows that “123456” has remained the worst passwords to use for two years in a row (Security Magazine).
Let’s face it, there aren’t enough hours in a day and because of this, we often look for shortcuts to maximize our productivity. Unfortunately, those shortcuts typically introduce us to unnecessary security vulnerabilities. The same passwords end up being used on multiple sites, allowing hackers the opportunity to obtain the keys to our digital kingdom with one simple scam or attack.
The following short video, developed by Adobe, the National Cyber Security Alliance, and Speechless, provides you with some quick tips and tricks that you can implement to develop strong passwords and to secure your accounts!
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