In the days of prevailing hacking of social accounts, you will need these tips to secure your accounts.
Passwords function like keys to your personal home and office on the internet.
You need to do everything possible to prevent people from gaining access to your password, especially now that hackers are everywhere. A recent report says one out of two people have been hacked in few hours time. So how do you keep hackers confused about your passwords?
When creating a password, you need to make sure it is
-long and strong,
-a minimum of eight characters, unless otherwise stated to be shorter,
-a mix of upper and lowercase letters,
-a mix of numbers and symbols.
Additional things you can do are:
Not to share your password with others.
Make your password unique to your life and not something that is easily guessed.
Avoid usual or know dates like birthday, anniversaries etc
Have a different password for each online account.
Create a different PIN for each ATM card
Write down your password and store it in a safe place away from your computer.
Change your password several times a year, at least 4-8 times.
Secure your accounts: Ask for protection beyond passwords. Many account providers offer additional ways for you verify who you are before you conduct business on that site.
Make passwords long and strong: Combine capital and lowercase letters with numbers and symbols to create a more secure password.
Unique account, unique password: Separate passwords for every account helps to thwart cybercriminals.
Write it down and keep it safe: Everyone can forget a password. Keep a list that’s stored in a safe, secure place away from your computer.