With Passwords, Size Matters!

Consider a passPHRASE instead of a passWORD

According to the Center for Internet Security (CIS), length is the most important aspect of a good password.

Passwords that are more that 8 characters are statistically harder to guess than shorter ones.

Using random words in your passphrase rather than words familiar to you is an even better practice.

Sophisticated hacking tools can crack a short password in fewer than 3 microseconds!

Read more about the importance of using multiple random words here in this article from the National Cyber Security Centre in the United Kingdom.

Randomly-generated word groups or phrases are more resistant to cracking tools and information mining.

According to LastPass, Over 80% of hacking-related breaches are due to weak or stolen passwords.

www.lastpass.com

What you need to know:  the best method of generating a strong password is to create a truly random long combination of words and symbols to form an unpredictable string.

Question for you: Are you creating secure passwords for yourself? Check how long it takes to crack some sample passwords

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