Here are a few pointers:
Using more letters, numbers and symbols while they may help, are not infallible.
Five or six words may be of more help by increasing the random possibilities.
Using a password manager:
These pick random very long passwords that you do not need to remember.
They require a very long password that you better not forget
Public Wi Fi:
Anyone can easedrop and intercept a conversation
Avoid these if possible
Use only a trusted virtual private network (VPN)
Charging your phone:
Doing this in public places is not a good idea (airports, etc)
Venerable to side channel attacks.
If you must, turn the phone off while charging
Decoys can help:
Download multiple similar apps (ie. Bank apps) making it harder to find which is real.
Create multiple “fake files” (ie. Tax returns, customer records) for the same reason
Technologists are continually looking for alternatives, so stay on top of this subject.
How is your business protected?
Steve Koenig, SCORE Counselor
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