Creating a secure but memorable password is essential. Replacing letters with numbers encrypts your code, making it more difficult to hack.
For example: E can be replaced by the number 3. (numb3r)
I can be replaced by the number 1. (solut1on)
Capital letters also help and try to incorporate 16 characters.
It is advisable not to use the same password for multiple important accounts, or use family names and birth dates etc.
Up-to-date Anti-virus is a must. The one we use at ClearTec is Avast.
Paid for versions are preferable, allowing Real-time monitoring.
If you have a business maybe you should consider changing your password every few months.
To find out how you can protect yourselves and family members or if you require Anti-virus as a service, talk to our security expert at Adam@cleartec-it.co.uk.