1st Feb 2022: 10-year-anniversary of Germany’s “Change-your-password-day”. Some say this special occasion is no longer needed as everybody knows about secure passwords anyway. But reality looks somewhat different: “123456” still ranks number one in Germany followed by “123456789” and “passwort”.
So how about your passwords? Hard to crack or easy-peasy? Remember to use:
- long passwords
- mixture of upper and lower case letters
- the range of your keyboard characters including symbols
- no words out of the dictionary
- password manager
- two-factor authentification whenever possible