Article

Feb 13, 2020

The Key to a Secure Password? Professing Your Undying Love

0 min read

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re diving into the importance of selecting a password that protects your privacy—and your heart.

Here are our tips for creating a strong password:

Rule #1: Make an effort to keep things exciting

A common mistake people make when it comes to password security is failing to change the default hard-coded password. Particularly when it comes to industrial control systems, this can prove detrimental.

Most routers and devices are deployed with hard-coded passwords, especially in the realm of ICS security. These default passwords are widely available online in manuals, or are frankly guessable. It doesn’t take much effort for a hacker to compromise your ICS systems if you don’t bother to change it.

Ideally, when changing your password, avoid using something personal or overtly easy to guess. That means you want something more complicated than “iloveyou.”

Rule #2: Profess your love loud and proud

As mentioned, “iloveyou” is a weak password, and that's because it is a weak profession of love. No upper case? No emphasis? No wonder it’s been leaked 1,608,627 times.

But let’s see what adding a capital letter can do: “Iloveyou” has only been leaked 11,755 times. Proper capitalization can make you over ten times safer!

To up your game even more, add spaces for proper word-separation: “I love you” has been leaked only 671 times.

And what if you’re really passionate about the message? “I love you!” has been leaked only 8 times, and the very emphatic “I love you!!” only 2 times.

If you really up your game, “I love you!!!” has NEVER been leaked, and neither has “I really love you” or a simple “Happy Valentine’s Day.” Now that’s secure.

Moral of the story: stronger professions of love provide significantly greater security. Or as our wonderful engineering team says:

References:

https://haveibeenpwned.com/

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re diving into the importance of selecting a password that protects your privacy—and your heart.

Here are our tips for creating a strong password:

Rule #1: Make an effort to keep things exciting

A common mistake people make when it comes to password security is failing to change the default hard-coded password. Particularly when it comes to industrial control systems, this can prove detrimental.

Most routers and devices are deployed with hard-coded passwords, especially in the realm of ICS security. These default passwords are widely available online in manuals, or are frankly guessable. It doesn’t take much effort for a hacker to compromise your ICS systems if you don’t bother to change it.

Ideally, when changing your password, avoid using something personal or overtly easy to guess. That means you want something more complicated than “iloveyou.”

Rule #2: Profess your love loud and proud

As mentioned, “iloveyou” is a weak password, and that's because it is a weak profession of love. No upper case? No emphasis? No wonder it’s been leaked 1,608,627 times.

But let’s see what adding a capital letter can do: “Iloveyou” has only been leaked 11,755 times. Proper capitalization can make you over ten times safer!

To up your game even more, add spaces for proper word-separation: “I love you” has been leaked only 671 times.

And what if you’re really passionate about the message? “I love you!” has been leaked only 8 times, and the very emphatic “I love you!!” only 2 times.

If you really up your game, “I love you!!!” has NEVER been leaked, and neither has “I really love you” or a simple “Happy Valentine’s Day.” Now that’s secure.

Moral of the story: stronger professions of love provide significantly greater security. Or as our wonderful engineering team says:

References:

https://haveibeenpwned.com/

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re diving into the importance of selecting a password that protects your privacy—and your heart.

Here are our tips for creating a strong password:

Rule #1: Make an effort to keep things exciting

A common mistake people make when it comes to password security is failing to change the default hard-coded password. Particularly when it comes to industrial control systems, this can prove detrimental.

Most routers and devices are deployed with hard-coded passwords, especially in the realm of ICS security. These default passwords are widely available online in manuals, or are frankly guessable. It doesn’t take much effort for a hacker to compromise your ICS systems if you don’t bother to change it.

Ideally, when changing your password, avoid using something personal or overtly easy to guess. That means you want something more complicated than “iloveyou.”

Rule #2: Profess your love loud and proud

As mentioned, “iloveyou” is a weak password, and that's because it is a weak profession of love. No upper case? No emphasis? No wonder it’s been leaked 1,608,627 times.

But let’s see what adding a capital letter can do: “Iloveyou” has only been leaked 11,755 times. Proper capitalization can make you over ten times safer!

To up your game even more, add spaces for proper word-separation: “I love you” has been leaked only 671 times.

And what if you’re really passionate about the message? “I love you!” has been leaked only 8 times, and the very emphatic “I love you!!” only 2 times.

If you really up your game, “I love you!!!” has NEVER been leaked, and neither has “I really love you” or a simple “Happy Valentine’s Day.” Now that’s secure.

Moral of the story: stronger professions of love provide significantly greater security. Or as our wonderful engineering team says:

References:

https://haveibeenpwned.com/

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re diving into the importance of selecting a password that protects your privacy—and your heart.

Here are our tips for creating a strong password:

Rule #1: Make an effort to keep things exciting

A common mistake people make when it comes to password security is failing to change the default hard-coded password. Particularly when it comes to industrial control systems, this can prove detrimental.

Most routers and devices are deployed with hard-coded passwords, especially in the realm of ICS security. These default passwords are widely available online in manuals, or are frankly guessable. It doesn’t take much effort for a hacker to compromise your ICS systems if you don’t bother to change it.

Ideally, when changing your password, avoid using something personal or overtly easy to guess. That means you want something more complicated than “iloveyou.”

Rule #2: Profess your love loud and proud

As mentioned, “iloveyou” is a weak password, and that's because it is a weak profession of love. No upper case? No emphasis? No wonder it’s been leaked 1,608,627 times.

But let’s see what adding a capital letter can do: “Iloveyou” has only been leaked 11,755 times. Proper capitalization can make you over ten times safer!

To up your game even more, add spaces for proper word-separation: “I love you” has been leaked only 671 times.

And what if you’re really passionate about the message? “I love you!” has been leaked only 8 times, and the very emphatic “I love you!!” only 2 times.

If you really up your game, “I love you!!!” has NEVER been leaked, and neither has “I really love you” or a simple “Happy Valentine’s Day.” Now that’s secure.

Moral of the story: stronger professions of love provide significantly greater security. Or as our wonderful engineering team says:

References:

https://haveibeenpwned.com/

From the Editor

We're raising the standard for factory optimization

See what makes Dispel better

Access Windows

Create Access Window

Access Windows (8)

Archived On

Requested on

Stephen Maturin

Approved

7/19/14

6/19/14

Jack Aubrey

Approved

7/19/14

6/19/14

2798

Savannah Nguyen

Approved

7/19/14

6/19/14

2798

Jacob Jones

Approved

7/19/14

6/19/14

2798

Kathryn Murphy

Rejected

7/19/14

6/19/14

2798

Albert Flores

Approved

7/19/14

6/19/14

2798

Jane Cooper

Approved

7/19/14

6/19/14

We're raising the standard for factory optimization

Discover the power of Dispel with a personalized demo and a free 30-day trial

Access Windows

Create Access Window

Access Windows (8)

Stephen Maturin

Approved

6/19/14

Jack Aubrey

Approved

6/19/14

2798

Savannah Nguyen

Approved

7/19/14

6/19/14

2798

Jacob Jones

Approved

7/19/14

6/19/14

2798

Kathryn Murphy

Rejected

7/19/14

6/19/14

2798

Albert Flores

Approved

7/19/14

6/19/14

2798

Jane Cooper

Approved

7/19/14

6/19/14

We're raising the standard for factory optimization

Discover the power of Dispel with a personalized demo and a free 30-day trial

Access Windows

Create Access Window

Access Windows (8)

Archived On

Requested on

Stephen Maturin

Approved

7/19/14

6/19/14

Jack Aubrey

Approved

7/19/14

6/19/14

Savannah Nguyen

Approved

7/19/14

6/19/14

2798

Jacob Jones

Approved

7/19/14

6/19/14

2798

Kathryn Murphy

Rejected

7/19/14

6/19/14

2798

Albert Flores

Approved

7/19/14

6/19/14

2798

Jane Cooper

Approved

7/19/14

6/19/14

61 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

© 2015 - 2024 Dispel, LLC & Dispel Global, Inc | Dispel and logos are Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off