On average 30,000 new websites are hacked every day. — Forbes
Hackers steal 75 records every second. — Breach Level Index
These are just two statistics that hint at how many security issues there are online these days. And if you do not have your own website or social media, you are STILL at risk.
Read more in this article, if you dare…
Website Hacking Statistics in 2020— Updated on WebARXsecurity.com on January 31, 2020 by Agnes Talalaev
Yes, despite all the precautions that major companies take to protect their online clients and activity, you are still at risk. Yet there is something you can do.
And probably don’t.
CREATE BETTER PASSWORDS!
I came across a very clearcut article today with practical suggestion for what not to do. Yes, some things sound so simple, but I come across clients and colleagues who fail at all of them, and seem immune to my pleas that they better protect themselves. After all, we Iive so much of our lives online: financial record keeping, business transactions and intellectual property, even private communications via text and email. We are vulnerable 24/7/365.
Read this if you dare…
These Are the Passwords That Hackers Will Guess First — by Leah Groth on msn.com
And there’s more… here’s a sample.
17 Everyday Things You Didn’t Know Could Be Hacked — Joe McKinley, ReaderDigest.com Learn what “smart stuff” is at risk in your life?
Dare yourself… to do this. In addition to what is suggested in the articles cited, do these three things asap:
- Stop using the same or almost identical passwords on multiple sites.
- Stop using family names, pet names, birthdates, addresses, and other easily found personal info in the password.
- Get one of the modern full-featured Password Vault software services to protect your valuable data and logins. A paper notebook sitting next to your computer, or an easily breached word processing or spreadsheet document on your desktop is no protection at all.
Ready, set, go to it! #PasswordsMatter