Normally, people have lots of accounts like Social Media Account, Email Account, Facebook Account etc, as a result they keep easy passwords for all their accounts so that they can easily remember it. Their passwords are like their pet’s name, wedding anniversary dates, or children’s name but you should also remember this that hackers can easily hack these passwords and can easily gain access to your computer. Through your computer, they can hack your ID, privacy and other financial information. Hence, it is very important to keep the secure passwords for all your accounts because hackers always try to steal your password so that they can make money out of it. So, it is advised that you should use two-factor authentication (2FA), which adds the extra layer of security so that hackers can’t easily access your device. Webroot team just wants its user to generate strong password for all their account and for security this security product can be install through www.webroot.com/safe.
First of all, it is advised you should not use personal information. And also you should not use any words related to your name or the names of family members or your pets name etc. in your passwords. Do not use recognizable numbers like your address, phone number or birthday date.
You should not use real words because password cracking tools helps the hackers to guess your password. It is strictly suggested that you must use mixed characters which is a combination of uppercase letters and lowercase letters, numbers, symbols and special characters like “&” or “$”. This combination of password will increase the complexity and decrease the chances of hacking.
It is recommended that you should create longer passwords at least twelve characters in length because longer passwords are harder to crack.
You can also keep the passphrase which will be easy-to-remember.
2. Safe Password Storage:
You should not write the password on any notepad and also avoid hiding the passwords under your keyboard.
For storage, you can use a password management tool. You can store all your password in it and can easily remember it. Remember, all your passwords are safe in it. These tools also automatically fill your information on websites.
3. Password Updates & Management:
It is strictly advised you should change passwords on a regular basis. You must change your online financial accounts after every one month or two, or you can change your computer logon password after every six months.
Always use different passwords for different accounts. You should not use the same password for more than one account. If in case, hackers hack one account, then they will get the information of one account but your other accounts will be safe and secure.
Always keep in mind, that you should not type your passwords on other’s computers for privacy concern while doing online shopping or banking.
For the security purpose, you must use a firewall and Webroot antivirus which will keep hackers out of your computer system and also secures your identity online.