How many times have you seen passwords attached to monitors on sticky notes? How about people who use the password “password” or “123456”? With a lot of us having to work from home because of COVID-19, data security and privacy has become more important than ever, since we are not in the protective confines of an office and many of us may have to use our home computers.
In 2020 we have a lot of great technology to access our computers, tablets and phones. You can access my phone with my face and your laptop with your thumb, but they are all still based on an initial password. We’ve all read stories about using strong passwords and how easy it is to guess people’s passwords. The fatal flaw in the system is that we need something that isn’t obvious, but something that we can remember. Some of the simplest methods of creating a more complex password is to use upper and lower case alphanumerics plus a symbol.