People daily use various websites and apps which require login credentials. It’s a hard job to create a strong password and remember all of them. So people choose easier way, they use the same password for all site and service. Many times, they use a common password which is very vulnerable for security. Your data can be stolen, and you can be harmed financially and emotionally. When you create password next time, consider these things before making a password.
Tips to Create Strong Password
- Do not use the same password for multiple accounts. So that even if the password for an individual site or service is compromised other login will be unharmed.
- Create Password at least 12 character length. Mix alphabets (a,b,c,d…) number( 1,2,3,4…) uppercase letters (A,B,C,D..), Special character (!,@,#,$…) while making password.
- Do not use a guessable password like your name, your family or spouse name. Create password which is hard for other to guess.
- Using Birth date, Phone number or social security number is not a good idea. So avoid using such info.
- Using dictionary word is not advised.
- Do not use common passwords like abcd1234 or iloveyou2 etc.
- Avoid writing down the password in unsafe place. Don’t save the password in a folder in PC/laptop/mobile in a folder named password.
- Saved password in a web browser (Firefox, Chrome, Edge) can be revealed quickly. So avoid remembering an option on a browser.
- Avoid logging in important accounts while you are in public WI-FI hotspot, a Web proxy or Free virtual private network.
- Changing password every 2 or 3 months is recommended.
- If possible use 2 step verification. It adds an extra layer of security to your account.
- Keep your password recovery options up to date. Remember to update your password recovery email or phone number if you change your email or number.
Loss of password means loss of personal data; you may suffer emotionally and economically as well. So do not take these things lightly. Using password generator can create a secure password, but it’s tough to remember so create yourself rather than depend on such generator. Using password manager can be a good idea but be careful while choosing password manager. LastPass is one of popular and well-rated password manager which you can try.
Worst Password of 2017
Here is the list of Worst Passwords of 2017. We recommend not to use any of them. If one of your current passwords match with any of the worst passwords of 2017, don’t hesitate to change it.
Be wise and secure your online identity.
We recommend the following article by google too on making your password secure.