We have done work for many clients over the years who will use their spouse’s name, dog’s name, phone number, or non-alpha numeric short passwords to protect secure data.. Then the same password will be used for all internet services or web sites. At the same time that same password will be written on a post-it note and pasted to their monitor at a busy office.. 😉
Please invest the time in creating unique, complex, alpha numeric, symbol containing passwords that are at least 10-12 characters. This is a very simple change, that will make identity theft, hacking, and fraud much more difficult.
Also invest the time in buying a password management software as shown in the link below from pcmag.com.. This will encrypt, and password protect all of your passwords with a master password, so there is no need to remember them…
The link below from pcmag.com recommends web based password management services highly like lastpass, we do not.. It is much more secure to run an encrypted password management software from your local computer, as having it web based with others passwords causes your data to become a likely target for hackers. Proof of that is that lastpass was hacked in 2015…. although they did explain that encrypted passwords were unaffected..
However, regardless of any of this, it is still much more secure to use a password management software, than to use the same simple easy to guess password for every web based service and web site being accessed..
If you would like a complimentary security or HIPAA analysis at your business or workplace, please call NTI at 651.333.5000.
We would be glad to assist..