What not to do while selecting a Password

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The first and foremost thing to do after drafting a password is not to store it online in the form of a text document in a cloud storage platform or email.

Coming to the password draft, we all know that it is very difficult to remember many passwords used for online services. So many of us follow a principle of using the same password on different online services. But security experts say that we should avoid doing this as it makes it easy for hackers to guess them and apply them in password spraying attacks.

Many of us have a habit of using the same old password or pin for all the online accounts. And security experts say that this can turn risky as hackers can easily access expired passwords from dark web and use them in their latest cyber attack campaigns.

Nowadays, almost all browsers offer the service of remembering passwords and experts say that it can turn hazardous because we never know when we will visit a malicious website or when a system gets infected with a malware.

Avoiding two factor authentication can turn perilous as the said security feature adds an extra layer of security and makes it tough for hackers to sneak into your activity.

Security experts are warning those who have a habit of using birth dates and anniversaries as their passwords, as it can invite trouble from hackers who somehow hold on to your sensitive details.

Using names of celebrities and phone numbers is also risky, as they are easy to guess for hackers.

Using a social security number or a driving license number as a password can also turn dangerous

And the best way to keep yourself safe online is to change all your online passwords on a frequent note say once in a month or at least 3 months.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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