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The Passwords Do’s & Don’ts You Need To Follow

Don’t you all agree with the fact that we all are shifting to online resources more? Today there are ‘n’ number of websites and almost each one of them has fair amount of customers.

According to Digital Guardian, an average user has over 100 accounts assigned on the same email address. Also, the frequency of resetting passwords of all these accounts is very high as it’s hard to remember all the credentials. This change in consumerism habits has opened gates to phishing.

Now, this is where you need to get alert & attentive.

 

Why Frequent Password Changing Is Not Safe?

Information suggests that frequent password change can impact the security of your accounts. According to the Federal Trade Commission (US), people who require to change their passwords too frequently are more likely to set less secure passwords or make subtle change in their existing passwords. This makes their passwords more predictable for the attackers.

 

Not just this the users also do the following mistakes to recall their passwords:

  • Writing down them on a piece of paper.
  • Using the password manager.
  • Using the same password for multiple accounts
  • Keeping passwords in one file of their phone or computer.
  • Storing them in a file dropbox or other cloud services.

 

 

Other Aspect Of Online Life

As many of you have multiple online accounts, probably you must be in the category who has higher and lower priority accounts. The higher priority ones can be your email, banking services, social media, online media subscriptions, etc. If you agree to this, then there is a certainty that you are cautious for your higher priority accounts while setup lower priority accounts without thinking too much.

Since they are low on priority, it is obvious that you have forgotten their password. And now, while resetting, to access them easily you are slipping into the bad habit of reusing the strong password. This can put all your accounts’ security at risk of data breaching.

 

Follow This Important Password Consideration

Regardless to the priority of your account, here we are sharing some tips to put tracking away. Follow the below mentioned password hygiene to secure all your accounts.

Do's

Dont's

Use Passphrases by combining two or more unlike words that are noun. Eg: FootballNinja

Don’t use obvious words like your name, pet’s name, birthday month, etc. 

Make long passwords which are minimum 8 characters long.

Don’t use single word short passwords. Eg: Snakes, Football, etc

Make the password in combination of uppercase, lowercase and special characters.

Do not place numbers or its series at the beginning or end of the password. Eg: FootballNinja123, FootballNinja001

Spread the character & numbers across your password. Eg: F00tb@llNinja

Avoid common patterns like qwerty, 654321, 101010, etc

Use different passwords for every website. Or at least change one word in the pattern exclusive for every website. Eg: F00tb@llFre@kFB

Even though your password is complex & unpredictable avoid using the same everywhere.

Use the two factor authentication for all your primary accounts.

Don’t delude that if you have 2 factor verification strong password is not required.

 

How To Remember All Different Passwords?

Not all can remember their different passwords. So definitely, it needs to be written somewhere. But, let us tell you how:

The most secure way to keep your passwords secure is to create the list of a website on which you have created an account. Now write down the passwords with a clue that has meaning only to you. This way you can recall the passwords & then resetting those accounts with simple passwords won’t be required.

 

Make Your Account More Secure 

 

If you are not using the habit of creating robust password practices, it’s time for to you step up and follow our recommendations. Let us know in the comments section below what other tips do you want from us.



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