Thursday, 15 June 2023

A global study of popular passwords in 2022 across 30 different countries listed the most popular (and easy to hack) passwords. 

Jody McDonald and Johanna Leggatt of Forbes Advisor sought the expert advice from KordaMentha cybersecurity expert Tony Vizza on the best ways to manage passwords and keep your data secure.

Tony warned that using dictionary words as passwords meant hackers can use tools that will try different words repeatedly until they ‘brute force’ entry.

His tips for greater security included:

  • Ensuring every log-in has a unique password
  • Creating complex passwords
  • Not sharing your password details
  • Monitoring and updating passwords
  • Being aware of, and alert to, scams.

He recommended using a password manager app to help do this.

Read the full article here.