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Do you need to worry about password security?
With the increase in the use of the internet, people are utilizing it for their business and gaining knowledge. But not all people are the same. Some people don’t think about the welfare of the society and get involved in various types of cybercrimes. Cyber security and safety is a top concern for everyone.
Passwords are one of the prominent aspects which we should look upon to reduce this vast range of cybercrimes. Passwords are the secret word a user defines for themselves, which works as an identity for them on a particular platform. Without agreeing on the previously saved password, one cannot sign to a certain website or Android Application.
Since a password works as an identity to login into your account it is very crucial to keep it safe from any other users and hackers who are always waiting for your minor mistake only. They have thousands of ways to penetrate through the security system and access your account for their reason or benefits. Yes, because of this only it becomes difficult for a general person to be aware of these things before any trickery catches them.
Here we will help you by awarding about some of the ways by which these deceptive persons attack your passwords and the techniques by which you can save yourself from them.
Dictionary Attack: This attack hackers do by first getting out the number of characters present in your password and then entering several words from the dictionary that are of the length of your password. For doing this, they use some algorithms.
Phishing: For doing this kind of attack hackers use social engineering under which they send some bribing mail to users and ask them to enter their password details to avail the false benefit.
Keylogging and shoulder surfing: By this method, hackers track the action of the user and get their security details from it.
- Create a strong and complex password with special characters like #,$%, etc.
- Use at least 8 characters in the password.
- Keep your password safe and remember it anyway.
- Change the password once in a month or if you have used it at some vulnerable place.
- Do not give the password to any person who can miss use it.
- Do not fall into the trap of hackers by entering security details in duplicate sites.
- Don’t make a weak or default password.
- Do not save your password on the browser.
Keep your password safe and change it instantly if you find anything unusual happening via your account. Be aware. With this, we can stop the cyber crimes going on around the world up to some extent.