What Makes Hacking Your Account Easy? Your short and sweet password!

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Yes, we all struggle to keep up with our “updated” password!

But it could just be the difference between being hacked and having a secure account.

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The best you can do is just write it down somewhere else or even save it as a cell phone number with a “special name” for it.

Cybersecurity company Hive Systems recently shared data showing how long it takes hackers to crack your password.

Are you the sentimental “date of birth” password type?

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If you are, their report shows that an eight-character password — containing numbers, uppercase and lowercase letters, and symbols — can be cracked by the average hacker in five hours.

So delete ‘19910330L!’ – It’s not a good idea.

If your password is shorter than the above, you might as well give the hacker your account!

Hive shared a helpful chart with data based on how long it would take a consumer budget hacker to crack your password.

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Check out what the cybersecurity company says works best:

As you can see, 12 characters – with numbers and upper and lower case letters – is the way to go! You just have to spice it up.

Since everything is in the cloud these days, account security is very important.

In a nutshell it won’t make it.

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