It’s May 5 and that can only mean one thing – Cinco de Mayo! Oh, and it’s also World Password Day, an occasion designed to help people get on their way to a more secure online life.
Securing your online accounts and profiles is paramount. Just ask former Ole Miss lineman Laremy Tunsil, a high-profile prospect who suffered a pair of social media breaches during the NFL Draft late last month that likely cost him around $10 million.
Granted, most of us will never be in a position in which a security blunder would result in that kind of financial loss but it highlights the importance of keeping your accounts safe and secure to the best of your ability.
The World Password Day initiative is led by Intel Security and championed by tons of other tech companies including Dell, Lenovo, AOL and the Herjavec Group, just to name a few. The group commissioned beloved actress Betty White to star in several short video spots, one of which is embedded above.
Most of you are already well aware of the steps to take to protect yourself online but as a quick refresher, Intel recommends creating strong passwords, using a different password for each account, getting a password manager and enabling two-factor authentication whenever possible.
Visitors are also encouraged to take the security IQ quiz, a series of 10 questions to test your security knowledge.