A weak password is still one of the most common ways hackers break in.

Thanks to sophisticated brute-force-attack software readily available online, hackers can try tens of millions of possible password combinations per second. For example, hacking software can guess a five-character password in under three hours. If you only use lowercase letters, it’s 11.9 seconds. 

You KNOW you need to have a better password than “password” or “letmein” if you have any hope of keeping hackers out of your PC, but what does a “strong” password mean?

A good password should be at least eight characters long (or longer!) and have a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols that are hard to guess. Don’t use dictionary words with proper capitalization because they’re easy to guess (like Password123#). Even though it meets the requirements we just discussed, it’s easily hacked; remember, hackers have sophisticated password-hacking software that will run 24/7/365.

Episode Show Notes:
  • At [5:30] we talk about the #1 thing people do we wish no one did when it comes to passwords...Is this you?
  • At [5:50] we talk about a CEO that we saved $20,000 that could have very easily gone the other way. a mistake and we share a story where a CEO used the same password and if it weren't for us he would 
  • At 7:00 we talk about your credentials becoming available FOR SALE on the DARK WEB and the reason Justin changed his password he had created 15 years ago after finding out his were for sale on the dark web and how his credentials were for sale 
  • At [10:05] we talk about some simple things you can remember when creating a password that can help protect your information. 
  • At [15:25] we talk about the #1 best way to stay secure and why this prevents any kind of hacker to fake being you and stealing your identity