Maintaining your internet security is imperative in today’s digital era. Over 8 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2011. We explore the top ten most common passwords and just how important adding a few extra characters can be.
Infographic Design: B
I like the clean feel of this design. I think it takes a minimalist approach with very little color but the information standouts. I like the comparison of the two types of ways your password can be hacked and the breakdown of the speeds. The images used to portray the two types are funny and give a face to a general term.
Infographic Information: B+
The information was interesting and actually quite shocking when you think about it. I was amazed at how fast a pro could hack a password with six characters and no symbol. It was also surprising to see that by having a password with ten characters and using a symbol makes it harder for a hacker to get your password. I think this information is a great lesson to those who think they can continue to use “123456″ as a password. We have to be more secure with our online presence and this infographic is the proof.
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