BBB Shares Tips On Passwords - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

BBB Shares Tips On Passwords

In today's connected world, passwords are clearly necessary. Passwords are multiplying and are not going away any time soon. 

You need to take this seriously, securing your information is important.

So what is a secure or strong password? 
· It may sound cliché, but your password has to be strong or there is no point in it. There are plenty of articles and viewpoints out there about how complex passwords must be, but you should always have a minimum of at least eight characters. 
· It should not be a dictionary word (in English or any other language).
· It should include both uppercase and lowercase letters and a special character or two.
· A passphrase is a great approach as well, as long as it is not common.
· Passwords like 123123, letmein, birthdays, sports, names, even password1 are no good. It is like having a key with no ridges. 

Stop writing your latest password on sticky notes and "hiding" them under your desk. That is a security 101 no-no. Store it somewhere safe, out of everyone's hands. Follow the Better Business Bureau of North Central Texas on Facebook to see tips and tricks to help you be a smart consumer.

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • 'Incredibles 2' crushes animation record with $180 million

    'Incredibles 2' crushes animation record with $180 million

    Sunday, June 17 2018 11:29 AM EDT2018-06-17 15:29:36 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 9:20 AM EDT2018-06-18 13:20:32 GMT
    (Disney/Pixar via AP). This image released by Disney Pixar shows a scene from "Incredibles 2," in theaters on June 15.(Disney/Pixar via AP). This image released by Disney Pixar shows a scene from "Incredibles 2," in theaters on June 15.

    Disney and Pixar's "Incredibles 2" has broken the record for the best animated opening of all time and the biggest for a PG-rated film.

    Disney and Pixar's "Incredibles 2" has broken the record for the best animated opening of all time and the biggest for a PG-rated film.

  • AMC Networks: Hardwick's talk show on hold amid allegations

    AMC Networks: Hardwick's talk show on hold amid allegations

    Saturday, June 16 2018 5:39 PM EDT2018-06-16 21:39:06 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 9:20 AM EDT2018-06-18 13:20:27 GMT
    AMC said it takes seriously what it calls "troubling" allegations by Hardwick’s former girlfriend, Chloe Dykstra. (Source: Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)AMC said it takes seriously what it calls "troubling" allegations by Hardwick’s former girlfriend, Chloe Dykstra. (Source: Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

    AMC Networks says that Chris Hardwick's talk show is on hold and he has withdrawn as moderator of AMC and BBC America's Comic-Con panels.

    AMC Networks says that Chris Hardwick's talk show is on hold and he has withdrawn as moderator of AMC and BBC America's Comic-Con panels.

  • California moves to clear coffee of cancer-risk stigma

    California moves to clear coffee of cancer-risk stigma

    Saturday, June 16 2018 1:38 AM EDT2018-06-16 05:38:55 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 9:12 AM EDT2018-06-18 13:12:06 GMT
    (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File). FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, a barista pours steamed milk into a cup of coffee at a cafe in Los Angeles. State health officials proposed a regulation change Friday, June 15, 2018, that would declare coffee ...(AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File). FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, a barista pours steamed milk into a cup of coffee at a cafe in Los Angeles. State health officials proposed a regulation change Friday, June 15, 2018, that would declare coffee ...

    California officials, having concluded coffee drinking is not a risky pastime, are proposing a regulation that will essentially tell consumers of America's favorite beverage they can drink up without fear.

    California officials, having concluded coffee drinking is not a risky pastime, are proposing a regulation that will essentially tell consumers of America's favorite beverage they can drink up without fear.

Powered by Frankly