Are you sure that your password is safe enough?

Are you sure that your password is safe enough?

In today’s digital world it is very important to have a reliable ‘key’ to one of the most private things at your home, your computer.

In today’s digital world it is very important to have a reliable ‘key’ to one of the most private things at your home, your computer.

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Having a strong password is equivalent to locking your house when you’re outside. But many computer users don’t perceive the need to create a strong password to lock their private data in order not to give hackers even the smallest chance to get access it. There are three main ways, how villains can get onto your computer. The first and the most popular way is phishing, it’s a situation when a user goes to the fake site and enters his private data there, meanwhile thinking that he’s on the authentic site. the best way to fight these attack is not to open suspicious e-mails from unknown senders.

Typical phishing tactic

Typical phishing tactic

If a man is smart enough not to open the email, hackers try to gain access to your information by guessing the password. Today, most popular passwords are the word “password” or the easy number like “12345”. Some users may even set their relatives’ name as the password and that is easy to find out by taking a look at your Twitter or Facebook profiles. So the best advice in this case will be not to set passwords that are somehow connected with your public information like your birthday, for example.

Most used passwords

Most used passwords

And when this one fails as well, hackers try to brute force your password. It means that they will try all the combinations of numbers, symbols and letters to find out, what is your password. And with today’s fast technology progress, it’s not that hard to try 8 billion possible passwords in a few moments. In this way, the advice will be to create as much complicated and long password as possible, including letters, numbers, symbols and capital letters.

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