Top 7 secure password hacks you must use

Posted on 25 Apr 2016 09:09 in Small Business Hacks
by ShimBi Labs

Password and Security go hand in hand. Stronger the password better the security of your online account. More you take care of your password better is your account security. 

Passwords and security go hand in hand. The stronger the password, is better the security of your online account. The more you take care of your password better is your account security. 

 

The password is a key to your online account's security and privacy. Today we deal with so many online accounts such as email, bank, company intranet, online shop, etc., securing these accounts is becoming critical.

 

Here are the top 6 hacks to secure your password:

 

1. Don’t
Here are a few don’t you need to remember,

  • Never write your password on any paper, book, novel, sticky notes, etc
  • Never type your password in front of anyone.
  • Keep an eye around before typing a password
  • Never share your password with anyone.

 

2. Change Password Frequently
You may need to change your passwords regularly to maintain the security of your accounts. In the case of any suspicion, you may immediately change the password. 

 

3. Different Passwords
Don’t use only one password for multiple accounts. If any one of your accounts gets hacked, the possibility of putting all your other accounts in danger. So keep the different passwords to avoid hacking your accounts. 

 

4. Multi-Step Authentication
You can also go ahead with two-factor/multiple authentication schemes. You need to provide two or more fractions of information as your identity proof- personal password and a time-oriented code generated, which keeps on changing. This code is sent to you via SMS or email. Both the password and the code should match to open your account.

 

5. Strong Passwords
To make a secure password, use 8 to 16 characters. Use a combination of capital and small letters, numbers, and symbols in your passwords. These kinds of passwords are difficult to crack and lead to better account privacy. 

 

Also, don’t use predictable combinations for your password such as name, DOB, address, mobile number, etc. All this will make hackers work fast and simple. Create a password simple for you but difficult to trace. 

 

Read also - 6 Online Security Steps You Know But Don't Use Them!

 

6. Password Manager
There are so many apps and software available online to secure your passwords, like 1password, Keeper, Dashlane, LastPass, etc. all these software keep your password safe; they provide code to log in to your account instead of your password. They are very effective in securing passwords.

 

7. Secured Sites
Make sure to use secured sites only. Recently many businesses have understood the importance of password security. They started using use SSL layer to secure HTTP transactions by converting it to HTTPS (HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure). Communication between your browser and server is encrypted on these sites, making it safe and secure.

 

There are many methods of securing passwords, but maintaining them is in your hands. Keep updating yourself with new password security methods and implement them for your accounts. With increasing cybercrimes, you need to be one step smarter in maintaining your password security.

 

Do you have any other points to suggest to keep the password secure? Please let us know in the comment section.

      



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