You might already think you’re pretty familiar with the term “secure” … but is your website really safe? Just as the world of technology is constantly evolving, your password needs to do so as well.
What can you do to help your site remain as safe and locked down as possible? You can start by making sure to log in and change the default passwords you receive when your accounts are first set up. Make sure to do this not only for your website, but also for your email accounts, CRM system, and any other website based services that you belong to.
Not sure what makes up a secure password? Here are a few tips:
- At least one lowercase letter
- At least one number
- At least one capital letter
- Minimum of one symbol (! , # , _ , etc)
- Length of eight or more characters
- Remember, it’s best NOT to have the same password for every log in you have
- Want extra credit? Log in and update your password to something new every 6-8 weeks!
Now that you’ve gone in and updated all of your passwords to something complicated and ahem… secure; what happens if you can’t remember your new password??? Just use the handy “forgot password” link underneath the log in boxes and follow the prompts to gain access.
DON’T GUESS! Many sites are now limiting log in attempts and your multiple guesses could get you locked out of your own website because that kind of activity tends to look suspicious. After a few failed log in attempts, your system might lock down and require administrative reset. Having log in limits like these set up is a great idea if you haven’t already. This precaution will greatly reduce the ability of malicious hackers from being able to access your website and your private information.
Need help finding out how to change your password within WordPress? Then you may also want to take a look at our how to guide.
If you have any questions regarding anything that was mentioned above and you’re a current Tribus customer, please contact our support team directly at 877.894.2824.