Use a random password, say cyber experts

Use a random password, say cyber experts

Cyber security experts have urged people to follow best practice by having passwords consisting of three random words after revealing 15% of British people use their pet’s name to protect accounts.

The survey of UK passwords showed they are often made up of things people can easily predict – such as their pet’s name (15%), family members’ names (14%), a significant date (13%) or their favourite sports team (6%). Some 6% of the UK admitted using ‘password’ as all or part of their password – meaning millions of accounts could be easily breached by criminals using trial-and-error techniques of common codes.

The cross-government Cyber Aware campaign recommends using passwords that consist of three random words and saving these in an internet browser.

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