As you may know, in recent weeks there has been a lot of attention in the media about online security, particularly with Google’s email service.
How easily would a hacker guess your password? A recent report said that the most common passwords include “123456”, “abc123” and “qwerty”. Another common password is the user’s initials and birth date.
Your domain names are valuable. Don’t put them at risk by using a simple password.
If you haven’t changed your password in a while, please take this opportunity to update it. In fact, changing your password every 90 days for accounts linked to domain names is a good idea.
We would also like to remind you of some simple password security tips:
- Avoid using your initials and date of birth. Avoid common dictionary words.
- Mix letters, numbers and for a twist, one or two symbols in your password.
- Make your password a bit longer. Ideally, your password should be at least 12 characters long.
- Avoid recording your password on your computer. If you need to write it down somewhere, record it on a piece of paper that is safely hidden.
As always, please contact us with questions about our security policies or any other matter.
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