Important Notes on Password Security for Your Business's Online Presence

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If you’re like most companies, then you have an online marketing strategy. Odds are, there are a lot of different components to this strategy, from a website to a social media presence. One of the things you need to be careful of when creating online marketing for your business is password safety. If someone hacks your password, then a lot of sensitive data can be exposed and/or stolen.

The following are a few tips that you should keep in mind in order to ensure password security:

Don’t use predictable formulas  – Many companies will follow a formula when creating their passwords. For example, they’ll capitalize the first letter of the password, use a name, place or a common word as the base and then add the number 1 or 2 afterwards. Avoid these formulas as they are pretty easy to crack.


Make sure every password is unique – Don’t use similar passwords across the board just because it makes it easier for you to remember. Each account should have a unique password. If one of them gets hacked, the odds that the others get hacked will be pretty good.
 

Make your passwords random – Don’t make your passwords easy to remember. There will be too many of them anyway, which means they have to be written down somewhere off-site. Make the passwords completely random. In fact, the base of your password doesn’t even have to be a real word, just a random assortment of letters, numbers and symbols.

These are a few basic tips that you need to keep in mind when creating a password for your many online accounts in order to ensure that they are secure. For more tips on online marketing for your business, contact us at MediaFirst today.

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