GOOGLE TRIES TO MAKE YOU SAFE, BUT DO YOU FOLLOW IT?
Above is what Google suggests to you when you change you password. It reads:
- Use at least 8 characters
- Don’t use a password from another site
- Don’t use something too obvious (like your pet’s name)
- Use a mix of letters, numbers, and symbols
- Don’t user personal information or common words
- Make sure you backup your password
- Keep passwords secure
- Add two-factor
Google then wants to educate you on why you should follow their recommendations. The rest of the list is here. So the question is, why is Google trying to educate you (along with any other site where you have to create a password)? That is a great question. It’s 2015 and yes, us humans have not evolved enough yet in order to remember super complex passwords or passphrases that computers cannot guess for multiple locations. Don’t believe us. See the top 10 passwords of 2015 here. Number 1 on the list is ‘123456’.
Your enterprise is made up of humans and humans will not make strong passwords. It’s time to make their lives easier while improving you security. The time is now.
We demonstrate these things in a previous blog for your enjoyment.