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Be More Secure: Passwords

As an industry leader in security, MINDBODY is unique among its competitors.  We protect your data by adhering to the PCI Data Security Standards, and we want to make sure that you are the safest you can be online.

Background
Passwords are one of the primary ways we prove who we are. It is how you access your social media, email, and bank account, purchase goods, and access devices such as your laptop or smartphone. In many ways, passwords are the keys to your kingdom. As a result, if someone has your password, they can steal your identity, transfer your money or access all of your personal information. Strong passwords are essential to protecting your identity and information.

Strong Passwords: Passphrases
Cyber criminals have developed sophisticated programs that can guess, or “brute force,” your passwords, and they are constantly getting better at it. This means they can steal your passwords if they are weak or easy to guess.

Never use common information for your passwords, such as your birth date, your pet’s name or anything else that can be easily obtained from your social networking posts or Google. Instead, the best way to create a strong password is to use create a passphrase. Here is an example of one:

  1. Passphrase: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
  2. Strip the first letters   (tqbfjotld)
  3. Add upper-case, lower-case complexity (TqBfJoTlD)
  4. Add personal special character complexity  (TqB#J0T!D)
  5. TqB#J0T!D is now your complex passphrase.

For accounts that require regular changes to your password, consider adding a number that can be sequentially updated.