Happy World Password Day
The first Thursday in May marks World Password Day, and while we can forgive you for not having this one in your calendar, the reminder is now more important than ever.
So much of our business and personal information lives on the internet, and the effects can be devastating if someone else gains access. There are easy steps you can take to protect yourself and your data, and only take a few minutes to complete.
To celebrate World Password Day, here are the top 3 actions you can take today:
1. Change your social media & email passwords (and any others that are long overdue)
Need a bit of help? Our Assistant Service Manager, Jon, has shared his top tips for creating a simple yet secure password. Make sure you switch it up for each account.
2. Set up MFA
While a strong password is a good step towards protecting yourself online, multi-factor authentication (MFA) goes one better. It’s important to set this up whenever possible, whether you prefer to get a code sent to your phone or email or use an authentication app. View our complete guide to what MFA is and why you need it by Glen, our Tasmanian Branch Manager.
3. Take the sticky note off your monitor
Using Jon’s guide above you’ll be able to create strong passwords that are easy to remember, so you won’t need to write your password down. If you’re still struggling, look into password management software to help you keep track of everything instead of using a pen & paper or your Notes app.
It’s as simple as that!
Don’t forget to share this page with someone else – friends don’t let friends have terrible passwords.