If you turn on the news, chances are they will be reporting on the latest big breach of a website, database, or company. Unfortunately, breaches are commonplace today. Occurring through phishing emails, third-party website breaches, and the issues associated with poor security practices in storing user data (but that’s another lengthy conversation for another time).
It goes without saying that the Internet is part of our daily lives whether at home, at school, or at work. While the resources we access in each of those aspects of our lives might be different, they all have one feature in common: passwords. A password is literally the string of characters that controls our access to data on local networks or on the Internet from a variety of devices (e.g., desktop, laptop, smartphone, etc.). This means that choosing a good password is a must, especially with more and more data going to the cloud. Remember, if your data is in the cloud then a good password becomes (in a lot of cases) your only line of defense from the bad actors trying to get their hands on your data.