One thing stands between you and the cybercriminals that you control. Cybercrime is a growing industry worth
$1.8 bn (USD) annually, however many people use easily defeated passwords and re-use them across multiple sites and systems.
According to one source, the most commonly reused passwords are.
Understanding the Attack
With hundreds of articles, and countless news stories (Jimmy Kimmel Live “What’s Your Password” ) recommending using strong passwords and two-factor authentication, people continue to use weak passwords on their most sensitive information. Cybercriminals leverage several attacks including Brute Force, Dictionary Attacks, and Credential Stuffing to steal your password, as a foundation to launch more sinister attacks like ransomware, identity and financial fraud.,
Steps to Protect Yourself
Use 2 Factor Authentication for all users
(Free from Microsoft, Google)
Use Complex Passwords. Passwords should be a minimum of at least eight characters in length. Ideally, if the system allows, the password should be from 24 to 26 characters long.
Check your compromised accounts on Credit Karma and CHANGE them
Do not create passwords from dictionary words.
Use different passwords for all accounts
Adopt a password manager program like KeePass
Do not share passwords with anyone
Use Cloud Native secure eMail
Update latest browser & enable Safe Browsing
Use current AntiVirus
Update all devices & Keep current
Do not allow download of free software or drivers
Start cyber awareness training (free
Remember: Passwords are like chewing gum and underwear
Never share with anyone else
Keep it to yourself
Leftovers are bad