Unprotected systems and devices on the web are those that:
- Have a weak password.
- Are still using the default password.
Such mistakes work like fodder that hackers like to feed on. After all, they have to do limited work and they still get to hack a system and steal as much sensitive information as they like.
Needless to say, you have to game up your password habits to make your systems safer. And we have the right ways in which you can do so.
Have a look at the list that we have compiled below to learn the password tips that will keep hackers away.
- Longer is Stronger
There’s a reason that google wants you to make your password at least 8 characters long. It’s hard for hackers to decode longer passwords. So, practice this habit but practice it in the right manner.
- Don’t use words that are easy to guess as your password.
- Use random meaningless words since they’re harder to guess or decode.
- Once you find your random word, complicate it further – use random symbols and insert numbers and uppercase and lowercase letters here and there.
The result will yield a strong password. It’ll be even better if your password can be stretched beyond 12 characters.
- Sharing is not Caring
Sharing is certainly not caring when it comes to web security. So:
- Don’t whisper your password to others. The less people know about it, the safer it is going to be.
- No two accounts or devices should share a common password.
The reason that every account and every system on the internet should have a different password is that if one password is hacked, at least, the other devices will still be safe.
Now, imagine the kind of damage that can be done if all the systems and accounts have the same password – every one of them will be hacked at once and all the information will be stolen before you can even react to the emergency.
- Use Multi Factor Authentication (MFA)
MFA actually safeguards your system in the best way possible. So, suppose a hacker somehow decodes your password, the system will still not grant entry if MFA will be enabled.
That’s because MFA adds multiple layers of protection. Once the password is accepted, the user still cannot access the system without passing added security layers – one of those layers is also your biometrics. It gives hackers a hard time since they won’t be able to steal the information and you’ll be notified about a possible security breach that’ll give you sufficient time to act.
And with this we hope that you do know how important passwords are and have also understood what you need to do to make a password strong.