Why use secure passwords for admin users and recruiters?

It is estimated that two out of three data breaches involve poor passwords. Don’t be an easy target for hackers, protect your online presence with smart password management.

Small and medium businesses remain the main target group for sensitive information theft according to various researches. Nevertheless, when it comes to security, small business invest much less compared to big companies. In this case, password protection may be the cheapest and  the most effective way to protect your business.

IT security experts claim, that 25% of thefts are the cases of intentional password crack attempts aimed towards stealing  personal information performed by not professionals. Spam networks that hack user profile to distribute spam contribute the rest of the cases (up to 60%).

There are also some substantial risks for your job board in using “weak” passwords for admin and recruiter users:

  • Candidate resume data can be stolen
  • Fraudulent emails can be sent to candidates asking them to provide their personal data to steal it
  • Spam messages distributed via your account
  • Job board essential configurations deleted
  • Payment system reconfigured to different account

Some simple steps to help your cyber security:

  • Avoid using the same password over and over again on different websites
  • Avoid information about the user or a common and often used words
  • Avoid matching password (or part of it ) with user name or site domain or email
  • Don’t use easily recognizable patterns (i.e, “12345”, “qwertyuiop”, “1qaz2wsx”, “poiuyt”, etc)
  • Use passwords or passphrases of eight characters or more with mixed types of characters
  • Use a password manager to organize and protect, generate random passwords

Find more tips on cyber safety from JobMount:

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