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Password Mistakes Hackers Can Use Against You

By Ogunfowoke Adeniyi   |   12 February 2016   |   1:01 am

Internet-ProtectionHackers are always looking for loopholes to explore in order to steal vital and sensitive information.
Due to the avoidable mistakes made by many internet users, private information often falls into these wrong hands with relative ease.

A password is meant to protect a user’s account details rather than giving hackers green light to access your account.

The Obvious Password

This a password that can easily be conjectured by anyone. Examples of obvious passwords are 123456 or qwerty.

If you use this type of password, it’s a matter of time before someone will be snooping into your account.

This snooping will not be restricted to hackers alone. Passwords are meant to be complicated and at the same time easy to remember.

Default Password

The default password is one used by the manufacturer of your device which you are expected to change immediately you start using your device.

However, it is surprising that some people still retain that same password. The most common default password is 1234 or 0000.

Short Password

The length of a password goes a long way protect you online and offline activities. The rule of thumb is the longer the password, the more you are protected. Hence, always use long passwords.

No Numbers or Symbols Passwords

In most cases, before your account is approved, your password must include numbers and symbols. This is the criteria.

What about when you are offline? This is one password mistake that many make. If you are creating a password do not use alphabets alone but also mix it up with numbers and symbols. It will be difficult to crack for hackers.

Using Personal Details

It’s not compulsory to use your personal details when creating a password.




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