Newport Beach, CA (PressExposure) September 19, 2011 -- October is the National Cyber Security Awareness Month and Darlynn Morgan, of Morgan Law Group, is working hard to keep her clients informed and safe. On the "Wild Wild Web", there are so many ways for the "bad guys" to get your password, but we don't have to make it easy for them.
According to the Department of Homeland Security, one of the best ways to fight cyber-crime and enhance security is to use strong passwords. Their recommendation for a strong password is generally 10-14 numbers and letters, both uppercase and lowercase.
Mark Burnett, author of Perfect Passwords, says "there are about 1,000 common passwords and they are used 91 percent of the time". This plays right into the hands of hackers everywhere.
Orange County Trust attorney Darlynn Morgan and Morgan Law Group want to stress to people just how vulnerable they are and how important this month of awareness really is. It only takes one person with a fast PC and evil intentions to break into your computer, and your lives. Once there, your personal information can be stolen and the computer can be used as a 'zombie' to send out spam or make illegal downloads.
It is never too late to take the time to protect your family and your information from the people wanting to steal it from you. Take the time today to safeguard your computers with strong passwords.
For more information on Newport Beach Estate Planning attorney Darlynn Morgan, please visit her press page at http://www.morganlawgroup.com/in-the-press or call (949) 260-1400.