- 1 How To Generate A Secure Password?
- 2 Test the Difficulty
- 3 Keep Your Passwords in A Safe Place
Do you want to ensure that your data, emails, photos, and other personal information you keep on the web are protected from malicious people? The first thing to do is watch your accounts well on various websites and providers.
In today’s article, we want to show you how to create a 100% secure password, or almost, to use when you register for a site or online service. It may seem like a trivial thing, but we assure you that it isn’t at all like that! There’re many precautions to take when you invent one, and not all are so obvious.
It would be best if you had strong passwords because, by now, there’re tons of bots (automated programs) that try to steal user accounts by guessing your login credentials. Once logged in, not only do they have access to all your info, but they could also change your credentials and steal your account. Cyber security is critical nowadays, and you need to know the precautions to take on the internet. For this reason, we decided to write a tutorial on how to make your password and choose combinations that hackers and bots will have a hard time finding.
How To Generate A Secure Password?
Suppose you understand the risks involved when someone manages to hack into your email account, and you have information or photos that you don’t want anyone to be able to steal. In that case, you will also know how important it is to protect your profile. The first step is to have rugged credentials to guess, and now we’ll show you how. Follow the 6 rules to create a secure password:
- Use 8 or more characters
- Enter combinations of uppercase and lowercase letters
- Use at least one number
- Write at least one special symbol between #! – @ *
- Don’t use names, words with complete meaning, or dates
- Use a different password for each account
Today we’re registered on hundreds of sites and online services. Having different login credentials everywhere makes it almost impossible to remember them by heart, even if one creates a pattern to follow. For this, we advise you: In addition to producing them following the instructions above, use software for their management, which remembers them for you. Soon we will also deepen this point.
Test the Difficulty
To be sure, you can do a password test. Several online sites allow you to check if the password is secure. Go to the relevant page and enter your combination in the empty field; it will analyze whether there is a hacker-proof.
Keep Your Passwords in A Safe Place
Even if you have taken all the necessary precautions and created an impossible to guess password, you can write it down on a piece of paper later under your login email. If you paste this on your PC or desk at the office, your time will not be wasted.
On the other hand, remembering such a complicated one by heart is truly a feat. Let alone if you have dozens or hundreds of them. Here comes the problem of managing your passwords: Either you have the best memory in the world, or you can’t. You can also create patterns or associate each with something you remember, but as long as you haven’t used it for a while, you still risk forgetting it.
Thankfully you don’t need to do this because you can use a password manager to do it for you. This software remembers all your credentials and keeps them in a safe place. It has several advantages, but there’re two that we recommend using them.
First, you only need to remember one password to access the program. Once you enter your account, you can recover others.
The second is that these online services allow you to carry your passes on any device, as long as you log into your profile. In addition, they’re so advanced that they integrate perfectly with the browser. You often don’t even have to go looking for them because they automatically suggest your login credentials when you are on the service’s login page.
One of the best password managers on the market is 1Password which is paid, but if you have a Mac, you have free Keychain Access, or by creating a Google account, you can also use Google Password Manager. However, in the latter case, you must always use Chrome and log into your profile.
In short, you should protect everything that someone can access without authorization with a secure password. We’re not just talking about your online services here; we’re talking about your computer and even your WiFi!
When someone logs into your network, they can access most of the data available on all connected devices. If you want to sleep peacefully, we recommend that you follow our recommendations.