World Password Day

5 May 2022
2 min read

World Password Day is celebrated on the first Thursday of May each year and is a reminder of the importance of protecting ourselves through strong passwords.

Cybercrime is growing and at the current rate, it is expected to replace many traditional forms of financial crimes.

The first step in protecting yourself from cyber security is to choose strong passwords which can protect us from many cybercrimes on the rise.

Celebrate #WorldPasswordDay by choosing a strong password

How to choose a strong password:

  1. Choose a complex password: Set a password consisting of at least 16 or more characters, using numbers, special characters, uppercase and lowercase letters
  2. Turn on two-factor authentication for your important accounts: This means you get an SMS or an email to confirm it’s you that has logged into a certain account.
  3. Have more than one password: Many of us struggle to keep track of our passwords and end up using the same one for everything which isn’t always safe. You can rely on technology to safely store your passwords, ensuring that only you have access to them.
  4. Keep your software up to date: We often see Software updates as providing new features, but they could also protect against cybercrime.
  5. Choose strong password recovery questions: Think out of the box when you create security questions that can be worked out easily.

The security and the privacy of your personal information is a priority. If you suspect irregular activity on your personal accounts, immediately report this to the relevant business.

T&Cs apply. The NMG SA Group of Companies are authorised financial services providers t/a NMG Benefits.

The content in this communication is for information purposes and is not intended to be detailed advice.


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