Did you know that today is World Password Day?
Every first Thursday of the month of May is set aside to celebrate world password day. Oh yes!!! World Password Day is meant to foster good password habits that help keep our online lives secure.
Passwords are critical gatekeepers to our digital identities, allowing us to access online shopping, dating, banking, social media, private work, and life communications. So keeping them securely is essential.
Passwords are not only hard to remember and keep track of but they are also one of the most common entry points for attackers. In fact, there are 921 password attacks every second, nearly doubling in frequency over the past 12 months.
HOW TO OBSERVE #WorldPasswordDay
Take the #WorldPasswordDay pledge:
I pledge to Layer Up my login!
And share these password tips on social media, too:
- change an old password to a long, strong one
- turn on two-factor authentication for your important accounts
- password protect your wireless router
- don’t store passwords on your computer or phone
- log off when you’re done with a program
- periodically remove temporary internet files
WORLD PASSWORD DAY HISTORY
Security researcher Mark Burnett first encouraged people to have a “password day” where they update important passwords in his 2005 book Perfect Passwords. Inspired by his idea, Intel Security took the initiative to declare the first Thursday in May World Password Day in May 2013. Submitted by Big Monocle in 2016, Password Day is meant to create awareness of the need for good password security.
The Registrar at National Day Calendar has designated the first Thursday of May of each year as World Password Day
Today, Strengthen your passwords to keep your data safe on World Password Day.
Have you encountered some password challenges or has someone hacked and got into your account? please share in the comment section including password jokes and quotes.