Change your password now, and make it a strong one. That's the advice from Symantec after Facebook mogul Mark Zuckerberg was the latest high-profile victim of a password leak.
Yesterday it was revealed that Zuckerberg's Twitter and LinkedIn passwords were breached, prompting a warning to every user to use safe password management and not to use a single password for multiple websites.
Weak passwords are also ineffective, according Mark Shaw, Technology Strategist for Symantec, New Zealand.
“The recent breach serves as a reminder to use unique passwords with letter, number and symbol combinations. If this seems too hard, and let’s face it, no one needs more complexity in their lives, consider the use of a reputable password manager to automate the creation and input of unique passwords for your Internet services,” Shaw says.
“Finally, give serious consideration to additional security layers like two factor authentication. This will significantly reduce the risk of unauthorised access to your accounts,” Shaw concludes.
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