Passwords are boring;
getting hacked isn't!

Simple security tech tips from Meta.

Hey Meta-friends, as you may have seen in the news there has been an sharp increase in online accounts being breached, including some well known Internet services; these include Equifax, Yahoo, LinkedIn, DocuSign and Gmail.

Person on a laptop at a cafe. Photo by Christin Hume on Unsplash.

At Meta we deal with account login details for many clients, some are well secured but many are not. It is really important to protect yourself online and having a good password system can help with this. It can seem quite daunting at first but once you’re up and running it will become second nature. A newly formed New Zealand government organisation CERT NZ has been established to provide assistance in matters such as these. And they are there for all New Zealanders, from your dear old Granny through to the likes of Fonterra. Here are a few tips from them:

  • Use a different password for every online account you have.
  • Make your password long and strong.
    • A string of four or more words is just as strong as a 10 character password that uses a mix of numbers, letters and symbols.
  • Don’t use personal information to create your passwords.
  • Keep them safe.

For more information visit their website.

If you have any other questions on password security talk to your favourite Meta team member.

Happy tech trails,
The team at Meta Digital.