The Internet has connected us to a world of new experiences, enabling us to expand our boundaries well beyond our physical location. We can visit a virtual art museum, order pizza and check our bank balance, all in one online session.
But as much as we can accomplish via the Internet, such experiences can be fraught with peril if we do not take the proper security measures. And when it comes to cyber security, the best first step is a strong password.
Choosing a strong password—and remembering it—can be a challenge, but it is your first line of defense against cyber attacks. The stronger your password, the more secure your computer and accounts may be.
Most people do not put a lot of thought into creating passwords beyond their pet’s name or their birthday, but as the number of data security breaches online continue to rise, it is critical to have passwords that are difficult to break.