All of you are very well aware of the recent Yahoo breach. In 2014 some hacker stole the information of 500 million users of Yahoo accounts. However, Yahoo announced this security breach on 22nd September 2016. From this incidence, we learn a moral of keeping strong passwords for our accounts. But, if you still not taking this seriously then the Cyber Security Awareness Month can be a good reason for doing so.
From a recent survey, it is found that 95% of user understand the meaning of a strong password. However, 47 still use the same pattern for writing passwords. 42% use dates and numbers. All this information can be found very easily. The worst fact is 91% people are aware of the risk of reusing same password but 61% continue to do so.
In this article, I’ll tell the 5 bad password habits to break. This will give a direction to create good password and to secure yourself from any breach:
The presence of Y2K in your password.
Having a strong password is very important but the thing that matters is password updating. Keep changing your password regularly. The worst thing that person do is keeping the same password for multiple accounts.However, it is quite impractical to use a password manager for a unique password. The same thing applies for updating the password at regular time interval.
Convince yourself to remember the password.
According to a recent survey, most people change their password because they forget it. If you are also clicking on the “I forgot my password” link then it is a very problematic situation.
Stop checking “remember me” every time.
You are very well aware of the so-called “remember me” checkbox. This option provided by mostly all websites to save password and account details. However, most of the persons like this option because they get pissed off of writing passwords repeatedly. This ease of password brings two problems to you. First, if someone has direct access to your system then he/she can access your account very easily. The second problem is you likely forget the password.
Stop saving passwords in browsers
This is the most common thing that everyone do is clicking on “save password” popup of the browsers. The browsers password managers don’t prompt you logged in. But it exposed your passwords and accounts information.
Stop using the same password for every account
Usually, we don’t like to do extra efforts for creating strong passwords. Hence, we apply the same password multiple accounts. This gives full access to any hacker of all accounts. The reason is if any one of your accounts is hacked then rest can be hacked very easily due to the same password.
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