As with any web- or cloud-based system, data security is always a top concern. All of the best systems are highly encrypted. WebPT has a 256 bit secure socket layer (SSL) encryption. For all of the non-geeks out there, that just means that the data is protected as its transferred between servers.

What many users don't realize is that they need to do their part to ensure the highest possible level of data security. Improve your password! That's right. Its a seemingly simple part of logging in to do online banking or check your email. Maybe you don't even think about it. Is your password too tough to crack?

PC Magazine just release the list of Top 25 Worst Passwords for 2011. If yours made the list, it might be time for a change. Some of the worst examples are “password” or “123456." We were puzzled to find “monkey” and “iloveyou" on the list. Any password that is “guessable” about you is not safe such as your pet’s name or the names of family members. This isn’t meant to alarm anyone, it’s just precautionary. You never know what a nosy co-worker or low-level hacker may attempt.

To learn more about how to create a strong password you can check out this detailed step-by-step guide by PC Magazine: How to Create Strong Passwords. 
 
Curious about the strength of your password? You can test it or test ideas for updated passwords here. The site will tell you how long it would take a computer to hack your password. We tested the passwords of a few of the marketing folks and one person’s password would take a PC 769 years to hack. Stellar!

 

All of this password protection discussion is quite timely for WebPT Members. As an industry leader, WebPT is taking proactive steps to ensure the security of your patient data. Starting December 17th, our new, even tougher password settings will further increase the level of security for all our members and their patients.

For specific questions about this enhancement, please contact our Support Team directly at support@webpt.com.

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