February 24, 2022
Changing passwords regularly may sound tedious and inconvenient, but doing so helps in ensuring your data security. It provides another layer of protection for important files and data and other sensitive information relevant to both employees and clients. Your IT support team will likely recommend you change passwords at least quarterly to reduce the risk of a cyberattack occuring.
Here are other reasons why you should change your passwords regularly and not use the same one for multiple accounts.
Using the same password makes it easier to remember, especially when you’re already dealing with a lot of tasks. However, it can also be a significant security risk. The longer you use the same password, the easier it is to guess. You should avoid keying in your password where someone else can see the keystrokes, as your motions can help in their guesswork.
Once your account has been hacked, there’s no stopping the attacker from accessing it again, thus getting more data as time goes on. Regularly changing the password prevents this from happening as the attacker would need to figure out the password again.
If you use the same password for multiple accounts, all those accounts become more vulnerable to a data breach. Once the password has been figured out, it can be used for every account you have. It really is best to have a unique password for each account which then should be changed regularly.
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