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6 Easy Steps to Create a Secure Password

One of the biggest dilemmas that we face while creating an online account is deciding the password for it. When you hear news about accounts on social networking sites, professional sites, banks and other online accounts being hacked into and misused, you may wonder how you can really secure your account with a password. Some are of the opinion that passwords don’t matter much, with the hackers having algorithms that cracks lengthy passwords of up to 20 characters in just under a few minutes. This is a wrong notion.

Importance of a secure password

Creating a password is the first step in securing your online accounts. Although hackers have the capability to guess them using algorithms, you can make their jobs harder by choosing unique and distinct passwords. No algorithm is perfect, and you never know if that software can crack your password. When many accounts on a particular site have been hacked, some still remain safe. The reason for this is their truly distinct passwords. Here are a few steps which will help you in keeping your passwords unique and secure. Although some of them might seem trivial, studies have shown that these are the tips which most people ignore and make their accounts more vulnerable.

Longer the password, more secure it is

The time that the software takes to guess the password depends on the number of characters present in it. The longer the password, more time the software will take to guess. Almost all sites identify hacks quickly and take preventive measures. So, there is every chance that the site will identify the hack and prevent it by the time your password is hacked, keeping it safe.

Add more variety

Add all kinds of symbols and letters into your password. Most algorithms use the brute force method to hack passwords. If you have more variety in your password, the number of possible combinations will also increase and hence will make the password more secure.

Don’t use the same password for all online accounts

Security experts are of the opinion that hackers will target sites with weaker security measures in place, to obtain passwords. When they have the codes, they will try to identify the same account on different sites and try the same code. If you have the same password for different accounts, you will fall prey to this method. So always, keep your password unique for each site.

Be creative with Passwords

Passwords don’t have to be grammatically correct or  be spelled properly. The more haphazard your password is, lesser is the chance of your account being hacked into. An expert from a leading security company advised that you should consciously make grammatical mistakes while creating a password, so that it makes the job of a password cracker difficult.

Regularly change passwords

A recent study conducted on three social networking sites revealed that people hardly change their passwords and only two out of hundred people do so, on a regular basis. The study also revealed that people only change their passwords if they forget their existing one. Change your password on a regular basis, preferably weekly or once in ten days. While changing, vary the pattern of the new password.

Avoid personal information in passwords

Do not have passwords containing your name, age, date of birth, or any such personal information. In today’s age, it is very easy to get your hands on the personal information of the person of interest. Even though you take steps to stop cookies/tracking online, there are other ways to access on your information. So make sure your password doesn’t contain any such details in it.

Follow all tips

It won’t help if you just employ one or two of the aforementioned tips for creating your password. All of the tips must be implemented if your password has to be secure and safe.

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