We always hear about how important it is to have a secure password, and about the same time, we tell ourselves “I’ll deal with that later.” Unfortunately, later might be too late – catching you off guard. Follow these five tips to avoid password “non-security.”
1. Avoid commonly used passwords.
Believe it or not, these are really the most common passwords used:
If one of the above is your password or close to it, stop what you are doing right now and change your password. When the access to your company’s social sites is in your hands, you don’t want to have to explain why you used a common password.
2. Build a strong password.
- Use a mix of letters, numbers, and symbols
- When using letters include both upper and lowercase
- Use personal information in your password
- Use common words in your password
3. Use different password for different accounts.
So, now that you’ve created a secure password, it would be easy to use that one password for all your accounts, right? That’s not a good idea. If someone manages to log-in to your Twitter account, they can now also log into Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, etc. It’s best to use a unique password for each social account.
4. Know who has access to your company’s social accounts.
Employee turnover happens, and when it does, passwords need to be changed to keep your social sites secure. The last thing you need is a disgruntled ex-employee making negative tweets from your company’s Twitter account!
5. Corbus can help.
Corbus has helped numerous large and small companies strengthen their social media security. Check out our Social Media Marketing Services to see how Corbus can help your company be more secure.