Good security starts with your password
Please keep your passwords secure
2. We highly recommend you change your passwords regularly: at least once a year!
Weak passwords are the primary method used by CryptoLockers or ransomeware. CryptoLockers and ransomeware are the number 1 security threat today!
Once a hacker guesses an obvious password (eg, welcome, password, user name, street name, etc) they can use it to access your email server, send out mass spam emails, steal your data or worse still – encrypt your data and lock you out until you pay a ransom! People are still using common, EASILY GUESSED passwords to ‘protect’ their data.
itro can help
We can configure your network to demand complex passwords from your users or enforce a password change every x-number of days. Please ring us directly on 1300 10 3000 or email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org if you want more information or take up our suggestions.
Stuck for ideas on creating a good password you can remember?
We understand that remembering a secure password can be tricky – after all, that’s the point! A good tip for creating passwords you can remember:
Take a sentence and turn it into a password.
The sentence can be anything personal and memorable for you. Take the words from the sentence, then abbreviate and combine them in unique ways to form a password. Here are four sample sentences that might inspire you:
OhnoHwtGF! = Oh no! Hawthorn won the Grand Final!
House@#25GreenSt = Based on somewhere you used to live
1luvTEItF00d! = I love to eat Italian Food.
The possibilities are endless so please change your password today or better still, get us to force a password reset across your entire organisation!