Tips from Google on cyber security

Each day is a new battle for the security team of Google, the Google cyber security team has to deal with advanced persistent threats and skiddies which want to gain information via social engineering techniques, so it is not weird that Google has a standard for security operations, and guess what, they have published a “public” version which holds tips on how to secure yourself on the internet and while you are offline.

Safe passwords

The Google security team explains that safe passwords are the first line of defense against cybercriminals, and they are right. Passwords will add an security layer to your environment, and this means that it gets harder for unauthorized people to gain access to specific data.

If the unauthorized person does not have the password, he will be unable to login, but there are some important things you need to keep in mind when you are crafting your first password.

Various researches over the years have proven that simple passwords like “Admin”, “1234” and “admin” simply will not protect any user. Cybercriminals have good knowledge on which passwords are often used, the cybercriminals get this information via experience and by simply reading the reports on passwords safety which are published each year.

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