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Got a Bad Case of Password Exhaustion?

Got a Bad Case of Password Exhaustion?

You’re not alone! Most people use the same password everywhere – home, work, Gmail, Facebook… even for banking. Considering how many passwords we’re expected to remember and use on a daily basis, password exhaustion is a very real thing. It’s no wonder that when yet another prompt for a password appears, users enter easily guessed combinations like ‘abcd’ or ‘password’.

Trouble is, even if your password is making the required effort, hackers are taking a daily stroll around the internet and collecting logins and passwords as they go, from either leaked details or sites with security flaws.

Then, they’ll try their luck with that login/password set elsewhere. They know more than half the internet users in the world have only one password and email combination, so the chance of gaining access to your accounts is actually quite high. Even the big names in tech are at risk of password breaches:

360 million MySpace emails and passwords leaked. 117 million LinkedIn account details leaked.

Same password used elsewhere? Cue the domino effect! One site breach follows another and another until hackers have nothing more to gain. The only way to break this chain reaction is to use a different password for each site.

How to Create Easily Remembered Passwords

Have a system or template for creating your own unique passwords, that you’ll be able to remember, but is not obvious to hackers. For example: <character&gt <word&gt <something about the site&gt <numbers&gt <character&gt Becomes !K1ttyFB75!

It might seem complicated, but the above is really just based around the words ‘kitty’ and ‘FB’ for Facebook. Change the FB to something else for other sites.

What to Do If Your Password Has Been Hacked

You can check to see if any of your accounts have been compromised by entering your email into a site like haveibeenpwned.com If it alerts a breach, you need to change your passwords immediately – all of them. Use the example system above to create a new set. If you’re struggling to remember your set of passwords, consider using a secure password tracker such as LastPass. (http://www.lastpass.com)

If you need help changing your passwords or setting up a secure password system, let us know on 01332 820 008 and we’ll be more than happy to help you.

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Dan Tunstall 16/06/2020

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Excellent service, friendly, knowledgeable and professional staff! Will come again!

Hannah Furlong 21/10/2020

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I visited the store today and just wanted to say how polite and helpful the staff were!
They were really informative and patient.
I work long hours and they were able to look at my laptop within hours of me dropping it off so the issue was resolved on my day off!
Thank you!
I will be definitely using here again for any computing needs I have.
Would 100% recommend!

Anonymous 14/05/2020

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Extremely helpful, informative and very patient. Will definitely use again and happy to recommend to others. Great to find such good customer service.

S. Godrich 19/06/2020

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Fast efficient and friendly service
Fast efficient and friendly service, put my mind at ease and got the job done for a great price. Would definitely use again.

Anonymous 03/09/2021

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Water spilt on MacBook
Came here after being told by pc world that I would need to buy a new computer as mine would cost as much as a new computer. After leaving my computer I got a call a few weeks later that I would only have to pay £35 diagnostic charge as the damage was minimal.

Don Briscoe 15/01/2021

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Really good service and work on laptop…
Really good service and work on laptop was completed on time.

Ian 01/03/2021

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I was very pleased with my experience with DCSL. They ran a thorough diagnosis on my computer and gave me some good advice, too. I also like their recycling policy that means that less stuff goes into landfill and more stuff gets used again.

Anonymous 20/03/2021

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Very friendly staff and great service

Mr Michael Andrew Cundell 03/04/2021

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Totally recommend
Totally trusted this guy since he opened and still do. May get him to build a specialist computer before too long. 100% recommend
 
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