So many aspects of our classrooms and learning move from paper to online and in the cloud, and most of us are racking up lists of usernames and passwords to our various information on the web. Whether you’re accessing your classroom blogs, sending emails from your school account, or logging into a web and app based platform (like Evernote, Edmodo, or ClassDojo, just to name a few), simply having a password isn’t enough to keep your information safe.
Take a look at the infographic below to see a few statistics on data breeches and leaks, how easy it is to break down your password, and what you can do to keep your data safer.
Did You Know?
- The most common password is still “Password”.
- The second most common password is “123456″.
- The number of data breaches in the US increased by 67% in 2011.
- Malware accounted for 69% of these breaches.
How To Secure Your Online Data
- Don’t use the same password for multiple accounts.
- Don’t use short passwords.
- Maintain a secure email for password recoveries.
- Give bogus answers to security questions.
- Enable two factor authentication whenever it is offered.
- Don’t use traditional number substitutions in your passwords (like ’0′ for ‘o’).