Here are 10 things not to do when entering a password

Here are 10 things not to do when entering a password

Many apps and devices require passwords for security. Remembering passwords is not an easy task. It is not possible to keep so many passwords in a copy.

We use words that make it easier for us to remember passwords. However, technology experts say that such a simple password is not good or secure for apps and devices.

So how to keep your password secure?

According to the tech-savvy Indian newspaper Tech-Hindustan Times, the following should be kept in mind when entering a password:

1. Never use the same password on multiple apps or devices. Because if someone hacked one of your apps or devices, they would try to use the same password on others. And, with the same password, everyone has access to it.

2. You should not enter your first name password. The names of parents, siblings, or relatives should not be used. These passwords are easy for others to find.

3. Never use your credit or debit card PIN number or your phone number.

4. Don't set a date for your birthday or wedding anniversary.

5. It is also unsafe to have a passport number or PAN number.

6. Old passwords should not be reused. Many apps don't even accept recently used passwords. But keeping a password that is a few months old is also risky. Expired password lists can be retrieved from the Dark Web or from a database extracted by hackers.

7. Passwords should not be written online or in email drafts. Writing it on a device that is not connected to the Internet can only prevent hackers.

8. Passwords can be 'saved' in browsers like Google Chrome. This feature is very useful. But it is better not to use it. If a risky website is accidentally clicked, it will make all saved passwords insecure.

9. The 'Two Factor Authentication' feature should be used where available. Doing so puts a second level security system on an account such as a social network or email. If hacked by one password, the old password can be changed by opening it from another system.

10. Changing your password every month makes it even more secure. It can be a daunting task, but it is better to be safe now than to regret it later.