Each year we have dozens of clients who tell us that at least one of their online accounts has been hacked. Often, if it happens to an email account or social account, we are able to spot the hack before they are!
Still, some of these hacks have cost our clients thousands of dollars to clear up theft and fraud issues. Not to mention the fact that they have had to explain to their clients that certain sensitive information of theirs might have been stolen from company computers. And the #1 reason for getting hacked? Insecure passwords!
Since October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, we felt it would be a good idea to issue this reminder to all of our clients, to make sure you review your passwords, change the ones that matter most, and make all of them much stronger!
In order to help you do this, we created a simple worksheet that walks you through a fail-proof way of creating unique, strong passwords for every single online account you have. Please don’t be the next victim of cyber crime. Take a look at this worksheet (PDF) now available at the link below, and make this a priority today.
One last quick tip: It only takes about 30 seconds to go into one of your online accounts, click the settings tab, and change your password. 30 seconds that could save you hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars by preventing you from being one of the unfortunate ones who gets hacked this year due to an insecure password.
Be safe out there!
P.S. If you have shared passwords with us so that we can access certain accounts on your behalf, please call us to let us know you’ve changed your password so we can update our records, too. Thanks!