“But I’m So Careful!” How Do Hackers Get Passwords?

Summary: This 3-minute article explains how cybercriminals can steal your passwords. Learn how to protect and manage your passwords. Also, learn how to establish password best practices for your company. Contact DIGIGUARD CYBER SECURITY at 833-33-CYBER (833-332-9237) or visit www.DIGIGUARDsecurity.com to schedule a cyber risk analysis and discuss the best cyber threat protection possible for your SMB.

Selecting and remembering passwords has become part of our lives. They are more popular than other authenticating measures such as facial recognition because they are easy, free and require no additional hardware. Unfortunately, as with many things that are simple to use and cost-free, passwords are enticing vulnerabilities that are part of cybercriminals’ target landscape. There are several common methods hackers use to steal passwords:

How to Remember Passwords – What Are Password Managers?

Password management, part of device management, has become a complicated issue. Cybercriminals continue to get better at hacking; thus, we need more complex passwords than ever. However, remembering multiple passwords comprised of a variety of characters is no longer a simple task. Password managers are robust tools for keeping track of the unique passwords you use for multiple websites. They can also generate strong, random, multi-character passwords that will be way more secure than any you create off the top of your head. Password managers are definitely better than we are at creating and storing strong passwords. However, using password managers built into web browsers is not as safe. If you use a built-in password manager and fall victim to a cyberattack, the hacker can gain remote access to your computer and steal all your passwords in one hit. An unsecured password manager can low hackers to operate as if you turned over your master key that opens a lockbox that holds all of your keys. There are many strong password managers available. As your private data is of the utmost importance, it is well worth purchasing a secure password manager.

SMBs would be wise to invest in the expertise of a cyber security firm because securing passwords and other private data is vitally important. However, it is also a multi-layered task far beyond the average user's knowledge.

Get a DIGIGUARD Cyber Risk Analysis

As your business grows, expands its network and adds more devices such as smart controls, wireless access and remote access, your network vulnerability grows, too. With each new addition of employees, devices and platforms, password vulnerabilities become more complicated. DIGIGUARD specializes in proactive cyber security and network security and has a wide array of solutions for small and midsized businesses to defend against cyberattacks and other network data breaches. They are cyber security experts who can ensure your confidential business and financial data has the best protection possible. Furthermore, they can establish cyber security best practices and train your employees, so they do not inadvertently open your company to a cyberattack. DIGIGUARD’s services in cyber security are up to the minute and cost-effective and will enable SMB owners to concentrate on operating their businesses without fear of a data breach.

Cyber Threat Protection

In addition to helping you defend against or recover from cybercrimes, DIGIGUARD can provide solutions that offer early detection of potential cyber threats before they happen. Furthermore, DIGIGUARD can assess your cyber vulnerability and work with you to ensure you have the best network and data protection solutions for your business.

Contact DIGIGUARD CYBER SECURITY at 833-33-CYBER (833-332-9237) www.DIGIGUARDsecurity.com to discuss the prevention of cyberattacks and other cyber defense protocols to protect your SMB’s business data and stay current as new and more powerful protections are developed.