Common Password Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Is your password opening the floodgate to identity fraud? Like most people, you are likely diligent about setting your car alarm and home security system, yet you open up the floodgates to your most personal information – your name, Social Security number, personal identification numbers and more – through the careless use of online passwords. Poor password management puts you at risk of exposure to breaches and surrenders your personal information to savvy cyber criminals.

So just how does this happen? Consider this:

77% of people use a password  that is at least one year old
73% of people use duplicated passwords
54% of people use 5 or fewer passwords across their entire online life*

Three password management tips:

  1. Use a unique password for each site.
  2. Create complex passwords with 10 or more characters.
  3. Frequently change your passwords.

Then join us for CyberSmarts, InfoArmor’s free webinar that shines a light on emerging fraud issues On October 22, 2015. If you are an individual, please attend our CyberSmarts webinar for consumers at 8 a.m. PST. If you are an employer, please attend our CyberSmarts webinar for employers at 11 a.m. PST.

*Source: TeleSign 2015 Consumer Account Security Report


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