Is a longer password really better?
How secure do you think your passwords are? Do you believe that longer is always better? Well, we have some news for you. It's time for a serious talk about password security.
New research has revealed a sobering truth – even passwords that are 15 characters long can be compromised. Yes, you read that right. It's time to face the stark reality… length doesn't always mean strength. You might ask, "How could this be?" The answer lies not only in the password length but also in the content of the password and whether you use the same password on multiple sites.
Sure, longer passwords do offer more resistance to brute force cracking. But remember, this is just one piece of the puzzle. Length alone won't save you from stolen credentials via phishing attacks.
Using a robust business password manager helps create randomly generate long passwords for you, but it will also remember them and fill in the login box for you. You should also use two factor authentication, where you generate a code on a separate device to prove it’s you. Even if cyber criminals crack your password, they still won’t be able to access your data.
If you need help keeping your business better protected, get in touch.
Article information from Your Tech Updates.