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Your website security is only as strong as your password

You probably keep your website up-to-date with the latest security patches to keep the bad guys out – but – if your password is your name followed by “123”, they’re getting in!

Here are some tips for building a better password:

  • Please don’t just add a few numbers to your own name.
  • Don’t use “123456”, “admin” or “qwerty”.
  • Don’t use your user name (or your dog’s name).
  • Don’t use your street address.
  • Don’t use the same password of more than one account.
  • Use at least one number, one upper case letter and one symbol.
  • Change your password regularly.

For more tips on stronger passwords here’s a great article from iThemes (Kristen Wright) How’s Your WordPress Password Strength?.

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