How do you come up with a strong password? How can you spot malicious links before they compromise your account? These are two very important questions for anyone who logs into their email, bank account or social media accounts. In this blog post we will discuss the best ways to create a strong password and how to spot malicious links so that you stay safe!
Use a phrase that you can remember, like “I love my dog, Moxie”
The first rule should be to use a phrase that you can remember, like “I love my dog, Moxie.” This is because it’s easy for a computer to guess a password if they have your name or some other personal information about you. The next thing you want to do is add some numbers and symbols to your password. For example, our phrase could be “[email protected]” with a space in between the words. Thirdly, you want to add a capital letter at the beginning of your phrases and change case throughout. And lastly, it’s important to use different passwords for every site that requires one.
Mix numbers and letters together to make it difficult for hackers to guess your password
Making your password difficult for hackers to guess is a good idea. Mix numbers and letters together to make it difficult for them to guess your password. Here’s an example: “q4r&5”></p>
Check the URL of the site before entering any personal information – if it doesn’t look right or is misspelled, don’t click on it!
You can’t trust everything you see on the internet. More and more people are getting emails from friends asking for help with what looks like a family emergency. It’s not! They’re actually getting phishing emails where hackers are trying to trick you into giving them your bank account details!
Make sure your browser has up-to-date security patches installed
Install a pop-up blocker, avoid installing shady browser extensions, and update your browser with latest security patches to help lock out any malicious messages that may be on the web.
Create different passwords for each website you visit (e.g., Facebook, Twitter)
To create a password to access a site, you should use a different password for each website. For example, for Facebook, the standard is to have your email address and your birth year as your password.
Brute force can be used by guessing passwords until the correct one is found. What the malicious individual needs to do is automate their attacks so they can attack from many angles at once. They use what are called “bots” which are high tech programs that try different combinations of keys until one works. This can be done by teaching it how close you need to get after every wrong guess in order to save time.
Change your password every six months or so to keep hackers guessing
The best way to create a strong password is to have a mix of upper-case letters, lower-case letters, numbers and symbols. If you are using the same password on multiple websites, stop doing it! That is an invitation for hackers to break into your account without your knowledge. The stronger your password, the better. A hacker could try guessing your username or compromising your account with just one or two guesses!
There are lots of different things that you can do to create a strong password that will keep them guessing. One is to come up with a sentence that is personal to you and use the first letter of each word as part of your password. Another good one is to use random words from the dictionary – if the words are random enough, hackers won’t be able to guess them!
Don’t forget that you should also keep your password safe – do not write it down on a post-it note and stick it to your computer screen. If someone were to find out what is there, they would have access without needing too much effort.