May is for Password Security

This month Ouch!, The Monthly Security Awareness Newsletter, is focusing on Passwords

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It is a good time to brush up on password security. Creating strong passwords and securely using passwords is the first line of defense in protecting your online accounts. The newsletter this month explains how to create a good password and explains the reasoning behind the following password security tips:

  • Be sure to use different passwords for different accounts
  • Never share your password with anyone else, including co-workers.
  • Do not use public computer, such as those at hotels or libraries, to log into a work or bank account
  • Be careful of websites that require you to answer personal questions
  • Use two-factor, or two-step verification to log into website when possible
  • When creating a PIN for your mobile device, the longer the better
  • Close or delete your account when no longer in use

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