The most important tech resolution you can make for 2012 is: I Will Use Secure Passwords.
(You are already backing up, right? So we don’t need to cover that one, right?)
Many of our clients’ emails, domains, and website logins have been hacked this year, and the problem is only going to get worse. Protect yourself!
Promise yourself that by the end of January, you’ll change your Gmail password, your bank login password, your GoDaddy password, and all other important website logins to secure passwords.
A secure password is as follows:
- Not the same as any other password.
- Has uppercase and lowercase letters.
- Has numbers (and symbols too, ideally).
- Is 10 characters or more.
If you’re worried about forgetting all your new, complicated passwords, use a program such as 1Password to store them.
Make secure passwords your tech priority for this first month of 2012.