WARNING: Your password has been detected as being weak.

 

Have you seen this warning after logging into your WebMail? You are probably wondering, is this legit?  Yes it is.

We all know how passwords can be annoying.  It seems to be that you need a password or PIN everywhere.  So many that you can’t keep track of them all. We either forget to update them or when we do we can’t seem to remember what we had changed them to.

While we find them annoying and even take them for granted, it is important to remember why passwords are important.  Remember, passwords ARE the first defense against intrusion.  They protect your personal information such as financial information, health data, private documents and etc.

Here at BTInet we encourage you to have a strong password for your protection.  With that being said, we can only accept passwords that are a minimum of 8 characters long.  If your current password does NOT meet that, you will see the message in red as shown in the picture above.

 

Here are a couple steps to take when creating a strong password:

Length – eight or more characters

Complexity – include letters, punctuation, symbols and numbers.

Variation – to keep strong passwords effective, change them often.  Set an automatic reminder for yourself.

Variety – don’t use the same password for everything.

Questions or concerns about your password?  Give us a call today.

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