Many computer users are not taking setting up password seriously. Most are just putting a password that just came up of their minds. But that is the wrong practice. Setting up a password is as crucial and important as your personal information. Because of the growing technology, the password is becoming a necessity in most of the online transactions or accounts – like in social media, online bank accounts, online apps, and sites.

Today, we’ll discuss the importance of creating a strong password and ways to set it up.

1. Create a password that no one will be able to guess.

          In creating a password, the first thing you should remember is not to use something or someone special to you such as your name, family member’s name, birthdays, and etc. Create a complex password like a combination of upper/lowercase letters, special characters, and numbers.

2. Use a password manager.

          Keeping and remembering different passwords on different accounts is sometimes the struggle we are facing. There are different password managers or software that can be used to keep your passwords such as “Lastpass”. You can save as many as passwords in your password manager without you having to remember all of them.

3. Create a long password.

          Most online accounts require users to create no less than 8-characters passwords. So, aside from creating a complex password, make sure that it is long enough for hackers not to easily guess your password.

4. Do not click or choose theRemember my Password”.

          One of the wrong practices that we are doing is clicking the “Remember my Password” link that we are seeing on every account that we have. This is a wrong way of securing your password because in a situation of losing your devices where you have saved your password to. This will give someone to get access to your device, online accounts, and your personal information.

5. Use a different password in each of your online accounts.

          Creating a different password in each of your accounts is a safer way to secure your personal information and data. Though remembering many passwords is quite difficult, it is worth securing your accounts. In creating different passwords, try to have it in sequence so you can easily remember it as well.

6. Never share or disclose your password to anyone

          This is the golden rule!!! Never share your password to anyone or do not write it to something that is not secured.

SUMMARY:

There is a study stating that more hackers or cyber threats happened because of password negligence. Do not put your personal information at risk. Create a strong password that no one will easily know or guess. It is time to be extra cautious in creating a password.

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