You may recall that we reported on the findings of the Guardian a while back about the discovery of the most extensive collection of breached data in history, comprising of more than 770 million email addresses and passwords. 聽In total, the 87GB data dump revealed 1,160,253,228 unique combinations of email addresses and passwords and 21,222,975 unique passwords.

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The Dragon team take the security of your data extremely seriously, and this begins from the very instant that you sign up to use any of our services such as the Dragon Exchange (DRGx) or to use the Dragon Social Wallet. 聽Dragon policies and procedures conform to the very latest industry standards and international regulations designed to prevent any illicit activity. 聽When you join Dragon's ecosystem, we verify your identity using cutting edge 'Know Your Customer' and 'Anti-Money Laundering' (AML) technologies which provide you with peace of mind.

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We know the security of your data and assets are your top priority, but the Dragon Security Team would like to remind you of some best practices to follow when setting your passwords. 聽Dragon has no affiliation with any products discussed below, but we hope that you will take some time to review your security procedures.

You can check how secure your password is by using sites such as How Secure is my Password or Last Pass which also offers the facility to store a random, unique password for every service you use. 聽Password managers such as Last Pass and 1Password help you generate a completely random password for all of your different sites and apps and are much safer to use than reusing the same password for all your sites.

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Do鈥檚 and Don鈥檛s of Making Passwords

路 聽 聽 聽Never use the password you've picked for your email account at any online site: If you do, and any e-commerce site you are registered on gets hacked, there鈥檚 a good chance someone could use this to access your emails.

路 聽 聽 聽Don鈥檛 make passwords too short. 聽The shorter the password is, the easier it is to guess.

路 聽 聽 聽Make user the password you make is complex and challenging for people to break into to however easy for you to remember.

路 聽 聽 聽Keep track of your passwords but do notstore them in Excel or Word as these files are easy to open and compromise, even if you have a password on the document itself.

路 聽 聽 聽Change your passwords regularly, this optimises security and makes it harder to guess the password.

路 聽 聽 聽Never write a password down and consider using password managers which use encryption to store your passwords securely.

路 聽 聽 聽Make sure you use a different password for every online site and application which limits your risk should one of your passwords become compromised.

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Creating the password

- 聽 聽 聽 Eight characters or more, the longer the password, the harder it is to break in.

- 聽 聽 聽 Includes the alphabet, as well as numbers and special characters, the more diverse the password, the harder it is to guess.

- 聽 聽 聽 Includes both upper and lowercase letters.

- 聽 聽 聽 Do not include repeated characters, for example, 111aaa$$ or 33333333

- 聽 聽 聽 Do not include sequences like 12345678, abcdefg.

- 聽 聽 聽 Is not the same as the username or a variation of it.

- 聽 聽 聽 Do not use substitutions such as "pa$5w0rd", or "n0t@hom3."

- 聽 聽 聽 Is not, and doesn鈥檛 look like, a word found in the dictionary, no matter how long or complicated it seems 鈥 hacking software references the dictionary for possible passwords

- 聽 聽 聽 Is not related to you, like your name, birthday, family member鈥檚 name, birth city, etc.

We hope you have found this to be useful and if you would like to find out more about how Dragon keep your data and digital assets secure, visit https://drgtoken.io/index.html to read our Privacy, AML and KYC policies.