Many of the users use the same password for online login? How many of you use simple passwords for any of your Windstream Email Login, whether a sensitive one or not? And, finally, how many of you rarely ever change your Windstream Email passwords?
If you fit into the above sections, you will want to read on for some advice on strengthening your email passwords. In May 2013, Intel Security even began a holiday (World Password Day) celebrated every May with the aim of curbing one of the fastest-growing crimes, identity theft.
So, just how big is the issue? In 2017, 16.7 million users fell victim to identity fraud, breaking the past year’s record, as per the report from Javelin Strategy and Research. The report also discovered that some 30% of the nation’s users were notified of exposure to a data gap that same year all amounting to $16.8 billion stolen.
You might be considering that your Windstream email password may have nothing to do with data gaps. If you use the same password for every online account, you are making it all too simple. Hackers will automatically examine the password they may have got in a breach on the Windstream email address that is likely tied to said account, and from there, they could make even more access.
The same could be stated for common Windstream Email Login passwords, like your name or even “password.” Take a look at the top 10 most used passwords from 2019 and how many users used them, As per the National Cyber Security Center:
- 123456 (23.2m)
- qwerty (3.8m)
- password (3.6m)
- 12345678 (2.9m)
- abc123 (2.8m)
- 12345 (2.3m)
- Iloveyou (1.6m)
- 1234 (1.3m)
- Qwertyuiop (1.1m)
- Monkey (980, 209)
Really thinking you are in need of a strong password now? Let’s take a look at what makes a login password strong.