Password Protection

Is your password secure?

When creating new usernames for certain sites and different accounts how protected is your actual password? As technology expands there seem to be more and more hackers that can obtain access to your personal profiles simply by breaking down your password. Every year ‘SplashData’ gather up information in order to see what are the most common passwords of that year and in 2015 the most common password was ‘123456’. It doesn’t take a genius to guess a password like this so make sure you avoid a password like this or similar ones. Other common passwords that have been used frequently in recent years is the phrase ‘qwerty’ and ‘abcdef’ again both are very easy to break into. password 1

Creating the perfect password

The trick is to use a variety of letters, numbers and symbols as well as alternating in between capital letters and lowercase letters as passwords are ‘case sensitive’. Even though you want to make the password hard to break down make sure you can remember it yourself without writing it down!

If you have one strong password do not use it for multiple accounts because if someone some how locates it then they can enter all of your accounts. Another don’t when it comes to passwords is do not include the names of any family members, friends or pets this is the same for including any personal details like postcodes, house numbers, phone numbers, birthdays or ID card numbers.

The experts on password protection would advice you to create a document on your PC or Laptop and use it as a ‘master password’ file, give this file a strong password with a range of symbols, numbers and letters, make this as secure as possible then encrypt your other passwords in side of that file therefore you shouldn’t forgot them. password2

 

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