10:26 Friday, 09 April 2021
Experts are warning against using your pet’s name as a password, as it could be easy to crack.
A recent survey found millions of British people are using the names of their furry friends to protect their accounts and information.
But experts say such names can be easy to hack – especially if your pet has a stereotypical name like Coco, Bella, Luna or a host of others.
The National Cyber Security Centre in the UK says 15 percent of people choose their furry friend’s name as a log-in for their online accounts.
They also advise against using a significant date or a favourite sports team.
They say creating passwords out of three random words is the best way to keep things secure.