Nowadays, privacy is a strong word but hardly practiced. Especially now, that we are being invaded by digital and virtual inventions, our personal data is exposed to everyone. This is why using a strong and unique set of username and passwords are critical.
During ancient times, the use of passwords was used if there was someone who wants to enter the area. As such, the watchword (term who knows the password for the place) opens the place to the person or group after giving out the password.
Now that we are in a web-centric phase, the majority of the population accesses websites such as banks, blogs, and other online subscriptions. With that said, everyone must have a set of unique usernames and passwords to prevent their data from being compromised.
Let me share with you some strategies that experts use to prevent from getting hacked!
The longer Password you create, the better
Google experts say that the longer your password – a combination of letters and numbers – the better and hackers will have a hard time cracking it. Hence, make it more diverse (or complicated to them) with a mixture of symbols, numbers, letters, and numbers. For example: “GUMBOOTS,” becomes: ”Gumb00t$$!%2o$$”
However, as per Microsoft experts, we must minimise the use of the common or most obvious letter-to-symbol conversions such as the letter “O” to number 0 or lower case “i” to number 1.
Moreover, we can also use a line from our favourite song or poem as the password. Anyway, hackers read codes only not novels so try something original.