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World Password Day

6 May 2021 @ 12:00 am 11:59 pm AEST

In his 2005 book Perfect Passwords, security researcher Mark Burnett encourages people to have a ‘password day’ when thy would update important passwords. Intel Security took up the idea in May 2013 and promoted World Password Day. The day is intended to create awareness of the need for good password security and it is observed on the first Thursday of May.

Here are some activities for marking World Password Day:

  • change your passwords – tips for creating strong passwords can be found here
  • layer up and implement multi-factor authentication for your important accounts – learn about layered security here
  • learn about using password managers
  • make sure your family and friends understand what makes a strong password.