No matter how secure your password is it can always be hacked.
As a minimum standard, user passwords are recommended to be at least 8 characters long and contain an upper/lower case letter, number and special character. However, even with the strongest password in place there are methods Hackers use for bypassing these.
Brute force attacks work by using software to enter multiple username/password combinations at an extremely high rate based on possible character combinations or by using common password phrases. Additionally, Malware can be installed on user devices by users inadvertently opening malicious attachments which can install key logging software to record passwords.
Phishing is another way that hackers obtain passwords, and typically attempts comes from unsolicited emails with links to spoofed websites which are used to steal login details.
Once a password is stolen a hacker can openly access not just emails but any other system or application which utilises the same credentials. We recommend Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is implemented as an added layer of security to reduce the risk of unauthorised logins.
MFA requires users to utilise a secondary means of confirming who they are. This is typically achieved by using a mobile app that can be installed on your smartphone. When logging in with your password you will get a notification on your phone asking you to confirm it is really you.
This is a simple process alerts you to when someone is trying to hack your account and prevents them from doing so. By putting MFA in place you’ll be ensuring the security of your accounts.
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