7 May 2015

Intel Security launches #PasswordConfession contest on World Password Day

Intel Security is marking the 3rd Annual World Password Day, which falls on May 7, with a social media-based contest to raise awareness.

“Passwords are a basic aspect of using online platforms, apps and mobile devices however, users often overlook setting secure passwords which helps to keep their information safe. It’s important that users put into practice some simple habits that will help to keep their personal information safe from cyber criminals,” said Vice President, Consumer, APAC at Intel Security, David Freer. He advises employees at businesses to:

  • Change passwords regularly
  • Enable multi-factor identification
  • Use unique passwords for every account
  • Avoid the casual sharing of passwords
  • Lock devices with a PIN or password
  • Let a manager memorise the passwords
  • Stop using passwords that consist of one word, making them "long and strong"

In observance of World Password Day, Intel is encouraging people to share a password confession via a picture, video, tweet or status update using the hash tag #PasswordConfession. Participants stand to win a one-year premium subscription to True Key by Intel Security.

Want more? Read the WorkSmart Asia blog post on:
Intel's predictions on the future of passwords, and the WorkSmart SG blog post on password generation.