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Are you compromising your IT security?

You’d think that the ever increasing ubiquity and improvements in the technology sector in recent years would mean that the general public would have learned the importance of data protection and the significance of having secure passwords. With banking, billing payments and company accounting increasing online based, IT security is a concern for all businesses, not just businesses who may need IT support in Chester.

Well, the most used passwords of 2016 would suggest otherwise with nearly 17 per cent of people using ‘123456’ to safeguard their accounts. If your password ranks on this list we highly suggest that you change it as it could be compromised in seconds using dictionary-based cracking tools.

  • 123456
  • 123456789
  • qwerty
  • 12345678
  • 111111
  • 1234567890
  • 1234567
  • password
  • 123123
  • 987654321
  • qwertyuiop
  • mynoob
  • 123321
  • 666666
  • 18atcskd2w

The importance of a strong password

The benefits of having a strong password to protect your accounts are indispensable. Strong passwords can help stop hackers accessing vital information that may be crucial to you personally or for your business. There are many methods and programs that attackers can use in order to crack passwords the susceptibility to these methods can be significantly slowed down and even defeated by using longer, differentiated and less predictable passwords. Why not read our other blog post for tips on how to keep you log in details safe and secure – https://www.cns-it.co.uk/6-simple-tips-for-keeping-your-login-details-safe/

CNS IT are a well-established, dynamic IT Services company based in Chester, Cheshire and we offer a wide range of managed services and individual technical solutions, working primarily with small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Contact us today by calling one of our experts on 0845 094 1466 or use our contact from here.