LINCOLN, R.I. - Today’s society is more interconnected than ever before, and online habits may be exposing you to cyber attacks. The first Thursday in May is World Password Day, and it serves as a reminder to change online passwords to protect personal information.
Amica Insurance is sharing the following tips from the National Cyber Security Alliance to promote online safety habits:
- Make passwords a sentence: A strong password is a sentence that is at least 12 characters long. Focus on positive sentences or phrases that you like to think about and are easy to remember.
- Unique account, unique password: Having separate passwords for every account helps to thwart cyber criminals.
- Write it down and keep it safe: Everyone can forget a password. Keep a list that’s stored in a safe, secure place away from the computer. Services like password managers are another great alternative for keeping track of passwords.
- Get two steps ahead: Turn on two-step authentication – also known as two-step verification or multi-factor authentication – on accounts, where available. Two-factor authentication can use a text message to your phone, a token or a biometric – like your fingerprint – to provide enhanced account security.
For more information on World Password Day, click here.