10 things you should never do while choosing a password

Passwords and pins still continue to secure all digital services be it email, social media, banking, e-commerce apps and others. Even phones and other smart devices are primarily secured by them. While secondary methods of authentication like biometric and two-factor have developed we are still somewhat left to use passwords for almost everything that we do digitally. This forces us to remember so many different passwords and make it difficult. Having said that it is important to not use password shortcuts to overcome this stress. Here are 10 password mistakes you should never do.

Using the same password for all important online services

It is important to use different passwords for different platforms to stay safe. Using the same passwords makes it easier for hackers.

Using old passwords or pins to secure new services

Always avoid old passwords while setting up a new account. This is because hackers can always manage to get a list of expired passwords from the dark net through any database leak.

Storing passwords on Gmail, Google Docs or any other online service

After you have set a new password, don’t store it as a simple text document as a draft in your email or anywhere online.

Saving passwords on internet browsers so that you don’t have to remember them

Always avoid saving or allowing Chrome or any other browser to remember your passwords. This makes all your passwords vulnerable in case you visit any malicious website or there is malware in your system.

Not using two-factor authentication makes your profile vulnerable

Two-factor authentication offers an extra layer of security and makes it harder for hackers.

Using birth dates, anniversaries or any other types of dates as your password

Always avoid using any important dates as passwords or pins as these can be easily guessed. For example, if your birthday is on 25 July, don’t use 2507 or 0725 as pins………Read More>>

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