Passwords – the necessary evil in the information technology world. If you have one that is simple, it will be easy to crack and just doesn’t seem safe. If you have one that’s safe and complex, you’ll never remember it. It’s a frustrating conundrum for everyone.
As your team of trusted IT professionals in San Francisco, we recommend that you have a unique password for every single account, including your banking, credit card, Facebook, and any other online service you have. Yes, that sounds like quite the hassle, but here’s why it’s so important:
Say a hacker manages to crack one of your passwords and breaks into a single service. On its own, that’s bad enough, but it’s about to get a whole lot worse. They’ll look at what email is associated with that service, or Google your name and see what other services you may be publically signed-up for. Then they’ll take that cracked password and try it on EVERY ACCOUNT THEY FIND. By the time they’re done, they’ll likely have taken control of multiple accounts of yours, and be able to steal your online identity with ease.
If you own a business that you’ve associated with even one of your online accounts, you can kiss your confidentiality goodbye and start getting ready for a lot of angry clients.
So how do you stay safe?
Did you know that your web browser can remember the hardest passwords for you? WOW, that’s a relief, isn’t it? You can go ahead and create the hardest, most complex password, and your browser will remember it for you. Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it?
That’s because it is!
If you were to bring in your computer to our San Francisco IT support office, we would be able to show you every single one of your super-complex, hard to guess passwords within just a few seconds.
Don’t believe us? Here’s how you can do it yourself on many of the leading Internet browsers:
What does your team of San Francisco IT support professionals recommend?
Turn off password saving all together and use a third party service to manage your passwords. There are many available. Password managers work with every browser and some will even work with your line of business applications.
Have questions about password security in your business?
Give your team at On Time Tech | IT Services In San Francisco a call right away. We have the top IT security professionals in San Francisco working for you and our team will make sure your security is the best it can be. Have a question? Call us at (877) 270-1391 or send an email to [email protected].
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