Tips to secure your Password

Passwords can be referred to as the secret words used to gain access to a computer system. One may have an account on their computer that requires a log in. In order to successfully access an account, one must provide a valid username and password. This combination is often referred to as Login. Passwords are used mainly to gain entry into networks and also into various Internet accounts in order to authenticate the user accessing the website. Password protection policies should be in place at organizations so that the personnel know how to create a Password, how to store their password and how often to change it.

· Create unique passwords

Create unique passwords that are impossible to crack by the hackers. One should create passwords that are easy to remember but difficult for others to guess. Avoid using personalised information in your passwords

· Consider using a password manager

Try using a keychain to store your passwords. Create unique password for every account, remembering the password to access the program.

· Don’t share your password with anyone

Make sure you don’t share your passwords with anyone even if they are relatives, colleagues or even your good friends.

· Keep changing your password regularly

Changing passwords time to time makes your account safe and secure. While updating a new one, make sure it should be different from what it was easier.

· Make your password at least 8 characters long

Size matters a lot while choosing your password. The bigger, the better. If you want yourself to be more safe and secure then go for 12 characters or longer.

· Try using combination of letters, numbers and symbols

Variety is the spice of life. Update your password with the combination of letters, numbers and symbols so that it is difficult to crack. Also, don’t use dictionary words as they are easy to guess.

· Beware of phishing attacks

Beware before clicking on a link that even appears to be a legitimate site, asking for password, Log in or any other personalised information of the user. It might be a Phishing scam where all the information entered by the user goes directly to the hacker.