With all of the sensitive data that Finance workers handle on a daily basis, you may want to have them revisit the strength of the passwords they’re using.
Why? If your employees are like most, then they’ve chosen passwords that are easily hacked.
A recent analysis of 32 million passwords by Imperva highlighted the 10 most popular passwords, which should be avoided like the plague:
- 123456 (290,731 users)
- 12345 (79,078 users)
- 123456789 (76,790 users)
- Password (61,958 users)
- Iloveyou (51,622 users)
- Princess (35,231 users)
- Rockyou (22,588 users)
- 1234567 (21,726 users)
- 12345678 (29,533 users)
- abc123 (17,542 users).
It may be good idea to send out an e-mail to Finance telling workers not to use any of the above choices when they have create a secure log-in.
For a strong password, experts suggest an alpha-numeric combination that is greater than six characters. Also, passwords should be changed every 30 days.