Using a Strong Password

Cyber Security Tips

Your User Name and Password combination is one of the most important aspects in cyber security...

It should not be taken lightly. Whether you are signing on to your PC, tablet, phone, email account, bank account, etc. you MUST employ a strong password.  You would be SHOCKED at how many people use the word “password” or “12345”, or the like, as their password.  Weak passwords have proven time and again to be the culprit in many, many successful hack attacks.  Some of these “hacks” have been discussed widely.  It seems you cannot browse the TV news or internet news outlets without a cyber-attack or compromise being a lead story.

You would be SHOCKED at how many people use the word “password” or “12345”, or the like, as their password.
Changing Default Administrator Passwords (and Usernames) can help keep your devices safe.
  • You would be SHOCKED at how many people use the word “password” or “12345”, or the like, as their password.
  • Changing Default Administrator Passwords (and Usernames) can help keep your devices safe.

NEVER SHARE YOUR PASSWORD WITH ANYONE

The better web sites that require secure authentication are mandating better password policies.  The policies include the use of a combination of the following: minimum length (how many characters, numbers or symbols are required), Upper Case, lower case, a number(s) and special characters (!@#$%.).  You need to follow this methodology on ALL devices/sites that require you to log on.

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How long it would take to crack a password:

Keep these simple tips in mind when changing and creating your password.

PASSWORD & TIME TO CRACK

Joekoval - 1 minute


JoeKoval -  5 Hours

Capitalize certain letters.


J0eK0val -  21 Hours

Add complexity-use numbers.
In this example zeros are substituted for the letter O (as in Ocean)


J0eK0val.. - 609 YEARS

Just by adding the two periods at the end. 

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845-608-2505
13 Tomkins Ridge Rd.
Tomkins Cove, NY 10986

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