With the new GDPR legislation making itself known, PC Repair has assisted our existing Clients ensure they meet the new rigorous standards. There are many ways to keep your data safe however, the most obvious method is often ignored. Passwords are frustrating, they are difficult to remember, or to change or to think of a different password for each website and login. However, a good password could save you from identity fraud or prevent unauthorised access to your data.
The most common type of password used is a dog’s name, or a date of birth or a street name. Simply passwords are often guessable or easily cracked. Using a password that contains something personal to the user is the most insecure type of password.
The answer is a randomly generated password. The minimum length should be 8 characters. Online software, such as https://passwordsgenerator.net will provide you with randomly generated characters to make your password a very secure, meeting industry password standard.
Obviously, you will never remember these new passwords, so we recommend using a secure password vault in which you can securely store passwords for all sites and profiles. A good password vault is https://www.stickypassword.com
If you change your passwords at least every 2 months, use unique passwords for each website and randomly generate your passwords, you will decrease the risk of fraud.