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 February 03, 2016

Longer, Stronger Passwords Can Help Deter Hackers

A woman relaxing on a couch and typing in her mobile phone password.

When the last time you changed your passwords?

It’s easy to fall into a routine of using the same words or phrases over and over again, but with the advancement of code-breaking software comes the necessity to create longer and more complex passwords as an effort to deter savvy hackers.

Research indicates that the 12 digits should include letters, numbers, and symbols. It’s not surprising that keywords that note birthdates or a pattern of common symbols and numbers make a computer an easy mark to crack, so it’s best to avoid personal information configurations.

Unfortunately, as fast as security experts work to protect computer systems, hackers are racing against them to invade as much personal tech space as quickly as possible.

The idea of a password and online information being evaded is an upsetting thought, but that’s where IDShield investigators step in and work to recover and restore vital information. An identity theft plan can benefit everyone in an age where password protection does not always provide the best defense against a criminal offense.

IDShield is a product of Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. d/b/a LegalShield (“LegalShield”). LegalShield provides access to identity theft protection and restoration services. For complete terms, coverage and conditions, please see an identity theft plan. All Licensed Private Investigators are licensed in the state of Oklahoma. This is meant to provide general information and is not intended to provide legal advice, render an opinion, or provide any specific recommendations.


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