The importance of strong password security
Do you ever use the same password for multiple accounts? Or use a range of easy to remember
combinations? If so, you and your business could be at risk of getting hacked. Ask yourself, how
secure are my passwords? And how easily could a stranger crack it?
The reality is, if you are using weak passwords, rotating easy to remember words or using the same
password for multiple accounts, a hacker could easily come along and steal vital data, emails,
money, images; basically anything of any value.
If you want your business’ accounts to remain safe and secure, it’s vital to learn about the
importance of good password security, what a strong password is and what to avoid when creating
Why is good password security vital?
As more businesses move online, cyber-security has never been more important. Hackers know that
there is more data online than ever before, making good password security vital to ensure your
business stays safe.
One of the most common ways a hacker will infiltrate your system is by guessing a weak password,
and if you use this password for multiple accounts, the results could be extremely damaging.
There are a few main ways that hackers will attempt to guess or find out your password:
A Hacker Dictionary
A hacker dictionary is a resource that hackers use which lists some of the most common password
combinations that people use. They will then ‘run’ this against your accounts to try and break in and
steal your information. If your passwords are weak and used across multiple accounts, you may at
To break in to accounts, hackers use an automated software that is based on a cycle of guess work,
pairing random combinations of passwords and usernames together until it find a match. If your
password is easy to guess, the software will have a much greater chance of being successful.
Phishing isn’t strictly a type of hack; however, it is still a process that hackers use to attempt to steal