Password Security

Passwords are our first line of defense against hackers. As password requirements continue to become more complicated, it’s worth considering why. Below is a chart illustrating the time it takes a hacker to crack a password based on various complexities. The advancement of artificial intelligence and super computers makes the need for complex passwords all the more urgent.

As the chart demonstrates, password security improves the more characters it has and with the more types of characters it has. In addition to complex passwords, enabling multi-factor authentication (MFA) further improves the security of your data.

Where does your current digital banking password land on this chart? If it’s in the purple or red, it’s time to make it more complicated.