Want to avoid a Ransomware attack? Then beef up your passwords. It’s scary to know that people are STILL using passwords as weak as ‘12345’, but apparently they are. Why, just why would you do that?
I still meet people who tell me they have just one password for everything, because it saves them having to remember lots of passwords. Needless to say, I try to put them right on this, by explaining why this isn’t a good idea. For anyone reading this, it’s not a good idea because if a hacker gets hold of one password, they can try using it in other places. Think about it for a short while and you’ll realise how bad that could be for you.
Research from last year showed that poor account security caused nearly a third (30%) of ransomware attacks in 2019.