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Online Security is Everyone’s Business
May 20/2016

It’s hard to believe almost three months have passed since our launch in February. We’ve had a number of organizations signup and are happy to be processing payments every day. It’s so great to offer a service that helps save time and effort for organizations and members alike, while doing so at a super low rate of only 0.95%.

The impetus for this month’s blog article was the recent notice from LinkedIn advising members of additional steps to protect their accounts. They had a breach and theft of logins back in 2012, but it seems additional data has just been released for more than 100 million LinkedIn members from that same theft.

PlayPay takes online security very seriously. We use state-of-the-art security monitoring and sophisticated encryption processes. While we do everything we can to ensure the utmost in security, it’s important to remember that it really is everyone’s business. The greatest safeguard against unauthorized account access is the person who created the account – never share PlayPay login credentials and always create highly secure passwords using complex combinations of upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.

If you’re wondering what a secure password should look like, well, that’s really up to you (and how well you can remember the password). Having said this, below is the top ten list of the worst passwords as compiled by Canadian Business for 2015. If nothing else, avoid these ones, and try to be a little more creative. We, and the whole online security community, thank you.

  • 123456, password, 12345678, qwerty, 12345, 123456789, football, 1234, 1234567, baseball

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