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World Password Day

Don't forget to celebrate World Password Day - keep your accounts safe and secure with strong, unique passwords!
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It's time to celebrate World Password Day on the first Thursday of May! This day was created to raise awareness of the importance of secure passwords and good online security habits. The event started in 2013 as an effort to educate people about the dangers of using weak passwords, and it has grown each year since then. Not only is it important to protect your personal data, but also your family's and your business's data as well. So don't forget to mark your calendars for this special day and make sure you're doing all you can to stay safe online!

History of World Password Day

World Password Day Dates

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1961</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inception of Passwords</div><div class='timeline-text'>The concept of passwords was first introduced in computing for the CTSS system at MIT, a crucial milestone in computer security.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1970s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Proliferation of Passwords</div><div class='timeline-text'>With the advent of networking and more interactive systems during the 1970s, the importance and use of passwords expanded rapidly.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Hashing Concept Introduced</div><div class='timeline-text'>In the 1980s, the concept of hashing was introduced, a fundamental method for storing password data securely.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2004</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Rise of Phishing Scams</div><div class='timeline-text'>Phishing scams began to widely spread in 2004, posing a significant threat to online password security.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2013</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inception of World Password Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>World Password Day was created by Intel Security in 2013 to raise awareness about the importance of strong, secure passwords.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate World Password Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a strong password</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Create a strong, unique password that is not easily guessed or cracked by hackers. Use a combination of upper and lowercase letters, symbols, and numbers to make your password as secure as possible.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Change your passwords regularly</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Set a reminder to change your passwords every few months. This will ensure that your accounts remain protected from potential hackers.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Store passwords securely</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Store your passwords in an encrypted file or document that can be securely stored on your computer or in the cloud.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Educate yourself on password security</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take some time to read up on password security and learn what you can do to protect yourself from hackers.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Spread the word</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Share your knowledge and educate your friends and family on the importance of creating strong, secure passwords and changing them regularly.</p></div></div>

Why World Password Day is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Strong passwords help protect user accounts</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Having a strong password can go a long way towards keeping your online accounts safe. A good password should be at least 8 characters in length and contain both upper and lower case letters, numbers, and special characters. By using a unique password for each of your online accounts, you can prevent hackers from accessing your private information.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>World Password Day encourages users to create stronger passwords</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>World Password Day is a great reminder to review your device login credentials and make sure they are secure. Take the time on World Password Day to update your passwords with more complex ones that contain symbols, numbers, and capital letters - this will help you stay ahead of any potential threats to your account.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Strong passwords can help curb cyber crime</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>By encouraging users around the world to improve their security practices, we can reduce instances of cyber crime globally. Locking down websites and networks as much as possible is key in protecting businesses and individuals from malicious hackers and other technologically savvy criminals.</p></div></div>

5 Unexpected Facts for World Password Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The most common password is frighteningly simple</h3><p class='facts-content'>As per several online security reports, one of the most commonly used passwords is "123456". This commonality makes it exceptionally easy for hackers to gain unauthorized access.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Using a password manager can boost your online security</h3><p class='facts-content'>Password managers not only store your passwords but also help create complex, unique passcodes improving overall account safety.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The use of multi-factor authentication is on the rise</h3><p class='facts-content'>Alongside strong, unique passwords, an increasing number of internet users are using multi-factor authentication (MFA), providing an additional layer of security.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Many people reuse passwords across multiple sites</h3><p class='facts-content'>Around 65% of people reuse passwords across various online platforms, further enhancing their vulnerability to cyber attacks.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Password length and complexity play a crucial role in security</h3><p class='facts-content'>Longer passwords that include a variety of character types are considerably harder for hackers to decipher, strengthening online security.</p></div></div>

World Password Day FAQs

When is World Password Day?

World Password Day Dates

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2023

May 4

Thursday

2024

May 2

Thursday

2025

May 1

Thursday

2026

May 7

Thursday

2027

May 6

Thursday

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