password security tips

Things to Avoid While Creating Your Password

It is in our fear not to forget our password that we give hackers free access to our online accounts by using weak passwords.

It is in our fear not to forget our password that we give hackers free access to our online accounts by using weak passwords.

These days, hackers don’t need to think deeply to know our passwords or to hack into our accounts.

Most times, all they need is our email address, name, and phone number, and most of our accounts will be ready to be hacked.

The funny aspect is that the above-needed information to hack our account is most often readily available on our social media pages.

What is your password?

I know that it is possible that 98% of your passwords didn’t go beyond the periphery of your phone number, date of birth, or name.

If your ATM PIN is not the first four digits of your phone number, it might be the last four or the middle four. But all I know is that the vast majority have their phone number as part of their ATM PIN.

Also, a vast majority use their phone number as their password on every website they visit.

People in this category always apply the same password to every site they visit, with the ideology that when they remember one password, they have remembered all.

There are some that still think that every form that requires them to fill in their email address online makes it mandatory for them to use the same password they used in creating their email address.

Remember, the easier your passwords are for you to remember, the easier it is for hackers to guess too.

Update your passwords today with strong ones and save yourself from becoming cheap to hackers.

Say no to cheap passwords.

Don’ts of Password Creation:

Don’t create passwords with a combination of known words or dictionary words.

Avoid creating passwords with numbers only or words only.

Also, don’t create passwords that are very short in length.

Never use the same passwords on different platforms.

Don’t include your name in your password.

Don’t allow devices to save your passwords during logins on another person’s device.

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