Technological advances have certainly made our lives easier by giving us time-saving ways to communicate, shop, bank and work. The internet puts the world at our fingertips and man, we can’t get enough! Remember the days when you had to wait until you got home to check your messages or make a call? Now, we can talk to anyone from almost anywhere and even SEE them while we chat. Staying connected to friends, family and co-workers using social media, texts, email and instant messaging is easy and readily available for just about anyone as long as they signup for an account, select a username and password.
Last year, I completed all of my holiday shopping from my dining room table including a few gifts that originated in Europe…each site required a unique account. At work, we are able to place a group lunch order right from our own desks and schedule it to be ready when we want and guess what? Yep, an account is needed for that too. So many online sites/services require us to have a password it can be difficult to keep track of them all and we certainly don’t want to use one password for all of our accounts. Constant access to websites is now the norm, but having all of this connectivity and communication presents us with new challenges to face when it comes to security.
In recent months we’ve seen security breaches at both Home Depot and Target as well as 5 million Google email addresses and passwords posted on a Russian Bitcoin security forum just a few weeks ago. Although, Google says there’s little reason to be concerned, we think taking precautions when it comes to security is always the best choice.
We’re in the business of providing sleep lab software, but our commitment to our customers always goes beyond just a providing an excellent product and top notch technical support. So, when we hear about something like last week’s Google email issue in the news, we want to step-up and ensure everyone we are in contact with is aware. Each of us has the ability to create the first line of defense for account security; A STRONG PASSWORD!
There are a number of ways to accomplish this without making hard to keep track of and we’d like to pass the information on. Take a few minutes to read “How to Create a Secure Password You Can Remember Later: 4 Key Methods”, then start developing a secure system for your own accounts.
Good luck and keep those passwords strong!