60 million Dropbox accounts were hacked… and are now for sale… the LinkedIn data breach… Twitter… even vBulletin lost the data of 480,000 accounts. WordPress sites are under attack now too, and hackers are displaying ransomeware or redirects, which ultimately gets sites blacklisted. Maybe your account was one of them?
If you use the same password for every site, you’re eventually going to get a flat tire along the way. Take the time to organize passwords, especially with WordPress websites. If you can log in and change your website, so can anyone. Your website is only as secure as your password.
A couple of cool links:
- See how long it would take a computer to crack a particular password
- Here’s a visual chart that shows password strength
Why use a password manager? For me, it’s easy to generate great passwords, log in (despite those complicated passwords), and to see when passwords were last changed. Click here to start searching for a password manager that works with your computer platform.