The Registrar of National Day Calendar has designated the first Thursday of May of each year as World Password Day.
World Password Day is a celebration to promote better password habits. Passwords are critical gatekeepers to our digital identities, allowing us to access online shopping, dating, banking, social media, private work and life communications.
We just spent the last 3 days dealing with a hacked password. Somehow my moms cellphone account got hacked. They used private information to put her number on a phone we have never seen. They ported her number to three different carriers before we were able to get it fully stopped.
It is insanely frustrating and time-consuming. In the end we had to change all the information on her account, after proving her the real owner of the account and number.
Get tips to fortify your password habits on the official World Password Day website, PasswordDay.org.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Celebrate World Password Day by visiting PasswordDay.org and taking the #WorldPasswordDay pledge, sharing a password tip on social media, changing an old password to a long, strong one or by turning on two-factor authentication for your important accounts.
Security researcher Mark Burnett first encouraged people to have a “password day,” where they update important passwords in his 2005 book Perfect Passwords. Inspired by his idea, Intel Security took the initiative to declare the first Thursday in May World Password Day in May 2013. Submitted by Big Monocle in 2016, Password Day is meant to create awareness of the need for good password security.
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See also National Barrier Awareness Day.