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It's World Password Day! Here's How to Celebrate

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Think a strong password is enough to keep your accounts safe? Think again. 

In 2016 alone, more than 3.1 billion user records, including passwords, were leaked online, millions of which ended up for sale on the dark web. If you didn't know it already, you do now: It's time to step up your password game. 

Today Windstream is celebrating World Password Day, a special day created to remind millions of Internet users around the world to protect their passwords online. By combining a password with an extra layer of protection-- such as a fingerprint or a single use code sent to your phone-- you add powerful protection for your online accounts, even if the password has been leaked. 

This World Password Day, give yourself the gift of peace of mind. Take five minutes, go to PasswordDay.org and #LayerUp your login! You'll be glad you did. 

And remember, if you have Windstream services but don't have security protection for your devices, we've got your covered! Windstream offers three Shield protection packages-- from our essential Windstream Shield package to our robust Shield Premium package. Each security package is backed by McAfee. Learn more on our Windstream Shield page.