2 Minutes – Passwords and Hacking

Frankie Paparella Tauro Capital Advisors Director

Frankie discussed the topic of hacking and passwords, prompted by his recent experience of having his email hacked for the second time. He highlighted the methods employed by hackers, who utilize computers to identify words and information associated with individuals. Hackers then generate numerous variations of passwords, incorporating numbers and symbols, in an attempt to gain unauthorized access. Frankie emphasized the importance of password strength and diversity, as the longer and more varied they are, the more difficult they become to crack. However, he cautioned that even strong passwords are not foolproof. To enhance security, Frankie recommended avoiding passwords linked to personal information and changing them regularly. Regular updates to passwords are essential to mitigate the risk of unauthorized access.