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Fraud Awareness

Protect you Passwords

  • During a recent password audit by a company, it was found that an employee was using the following password:
  • "MickeyMinniePlutoHueyLouieDeweyDonaldGoofySacramento"
  • When asked why they used such a long password, the response was
  • "It has to be at least 8 characters and include at least one capital."
  • Do not share ID's, account information, log-in credentials or passwords
  • Use hard to guess and easy to remember passwords.  Use upper case, lower case, special characters and numbers in your password. To create a password you can use a phrase i.e. Between a Rock and a Hard Place.  Take the first two letters of each word and substitute vowels with;

 a = @ or 4

 e = 3

 i = 1

 o = 0 (zero)

  • So the phrase Between a Rock and a Hard Place, becomes something like B3aR0anaH@Pl^34.  I just added the ^34 to make it a little more secure.
  • Some bad examples of passwords are Winter2017, Spring2017, Summer2017, Fall2017 and really any single word and number. 

Protect your computer and mobile devices

  • Do not open attachments or click on links in an email unless you are expecting them.  Even if you recongnize the sender, the email address could have been spoofed or compromised.
  • Do not download from unfamiliar file sharing sites.

 


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