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Password Protection. What to keep in mind - Tanvi Basani - VIII-C

Does your mom ever give you candy or a treat if you've been a good kid? If she does, then you'd probably want to keep it someplace safe so your siblings don’t get their hands on it. Maybe hide it behind your clothes or put it in a locked box and save it for later. Now let's say, one day you're completely exhausted and all you need is a little sugar to get you back on track. You go up to your room, close the door, take the key you've been hiding under your pillow, open the box only to find the wrapper and tiny sticky bits of leftover chocolate. How would you feel? Devastated right? The internet is a place where we keep important information, sometimes even personal. If it is leaked, then it will cause huge problems. In order to keep our information safe, we must have strong passwords.

Here is the list of most common things which you can follow to keep your password safe, secure and protected.Keep strong password -The key aspects of a strong password are length (the longer the better); a mix of letters (upper and lower case), numbers, and symbols, no ties to your personal information, and no dictionary words. Your password should be as strong as tungsten. Now that’s really strong.

Creating uncrackable passwords. - Make your passwords uncrackable and difficult like those questions on your math test that you just can't seem to get right.

The password has to be something that the hacker would never be able to guess. And if he does, that means he's a genius or your password was too obvious.

Change your password

Well, you don't need to keep changing your passwords every 60 or 90 days, it was a long-accepted practice, people use to make a schedule and keep changing their password time to time. But now you can use the same password unless you suspect that your passwords have been exposed. Hence, you don't need to periodically change them.