Many people around the world who are on the internet have about 2-5 online accounts (or even more) with passwords on different passwords. Today, I am giving out tips on how to safeguard your account from hackers.
Its very dangerous to use one password for different accounts because if unfortunately a hacker gains access into one of your accounts, he can hack into your other accounts as well.
I must tell you that weak passwords has been the causes of many cases of identified internet theft. Its difficult for hackers to even hack your account if they don’t have a bit of your information, so you need to be careful of how you interact with people be it on social media or face-to-face conversation.
How To Create A Strong Password For Your Online Accounts
Looking at the way the online world is today, having a strong password is a must. The only problem is that strong passwords are difficult to remember.
Adding a meaningful symbol to the password you are currently using is the best way you can safeguard your account from hackers.
Here are the list of things that needs to added or done to increase the strength and security rate of your password.
1. DONT USE NAMES, WORDS, NUMBERS OR ANYTHING THAT IS CONNECTED TO YOU
Its surprising to me that until now, few people still make use of their names, nicknames, date of birth, brothers/sisters name, parents name or even that of their close friend. Although a lot of people have heard this warning, only few heeded to it.
Passwords that are connected to you are weak passwords that can easily be guessed by a hacker or a friend living around you.
Other known weak password includes using your registration number of any institution, name of best friend, wife or husband, and any other thing connected to you. Any intelligent hacker who wants to hack you will start by guessing all these.
So keep it as a rule, don’t use any of them.
2. INCREASE THE LENGTH OF YOUR PASSWORD
Longer passwords which include letters, numbers and symbols is what you should always use each time you signup on a website. It will be difficult for a hacker to guess your password if its longer.
3 NEVER USE COMMON WORDS
I won’t advise you to make use of common words like internet, web, domain, book, etc. Dont use any word(s) you feel is commonly used by people. It is not also good to use slangs that are in vogue. Hackers can use some hacking softwares to generate passwords from this common words.
Rather than making use of words, names or date, make use of a sentence you’ll remember easily. For example, you can use, davidistheownerofthetechextreme. Note: don’t apply this method when creating a password. Am just giving an example.
5. ADD SYMBOLS
If you still prefer to use a name or anything related to you as your password, then adding symbols is the best way to make your password stronger.
6. MIX LETTERS AND NUMBERS
If you want to use a name or anything related to you. It will be better if you mix it with letters and numbers. If you create your password like this, it will be very difficult for hackers to break through.
7. NEVER USE LETTERS OR NUMBERS IN A SEQUENCE
A lot of us when creating password do use letters or numbers and in a sequential order. For example, ABC and 345. This is not good because hackers can easily guess your password.
8 USE UPPERCASE AND LOWER CASE
Some websites has CASE SENSITIVES that allows its user to create uppercase and lowercase passwords. Just be sure that you capitalize letters you’ll remember quickly.
Just like in number 4, you can see the the password is lowercase password. You can decide to add uppercase to it by capitalizing some of the letters. Example, DavidIsTheOwnerOfTheextremetech.com
There are some websites that generate password for people. Those password are knoWN as DEFAULT PASSWORD. These password are most generated for for those who lost their password.
However, its not good to use this type of password. One they have sent you the password, login and change your password.
10. DONT WRITE DOWN YOUR PASSWORD
I know you are wondering why I said you shouldn’t write it down. As days goes on, internet fraudsters are everywhere. So its not a very good idea to write it down as you might forget where you kept it. It could probably get into the hands of fraudsters.
If you put the above list into consideration, then your account can’t be hacked by anybody.