There are online accounts everywhere.
From those social media accounts that you open on your phone to your WordPress website managed on your desktop, the options are almost endless.
As a WordPress migration service, one of the things that we enforce is account security – and that trickles down into password security also.
If you’d also like to keep the hackers away from your accounts, here are some recommended, easy-to-follow password security tips for you. Stick around for some extra security tips at the end of the piece.
#1 Choose Secure Logins
This should go without saying, but information on the most common passwords as obtained from a data breach shows that this is worth mentioning again.
Now is not the time to use your name, birthday, pet’s name, or such other details in your passwords.
If in a bind, use an online password generator to come up with a random string of secure text for your passwords.
#2 Store logins securely
If you use secure logins and you engage only one password per account, you might not be able to remember all of those unique logins by heart.
Otherwise, something called password fatigue sets in.
So that this does not happen and you don’t have to go back to the old passwords you were using, get a secure password manager to store all of your logins in one secure location.
#3 Add an Extra Layer
A strong password is not impossible to hack. The idea is to have a password that will be so tough to hack; even hackers do not bother.
If, for any strange reasons, a hack happens, though, you want to make sure you’re still secure. This is where multi-factor authentication comes into the mix.
The most popular one today is 2FA – and that is fine on most accounts. Enable 2FA today since your password alone is not enough to grant unauthorized access to your accounts.
Additional Security Tips
Your passwords alone cannot do it all, but you can support them to protect you better when you:
- Install a VPN – you don’t only need VPNs to bypass restrictions and improve on network latency. You can use a good VPN to increase security around your network, protecting and encrypting the files and data that you send on such networks.
- Refrain from public Wi-Fi – the dangers that come with a public Wi-Fi network are just too grand to be ignored, so don’t even bother with them.
- Backup your devices – that way, if a breach happens at all, you can always wipe down the device and restore from backups.
- Install a firewall – inbound and outbound firewalls lock down your devices from malicious apps and threats from the internet. They also help curb already installed malicious files from executing on your device.
These are very basic tips that you can implement by yourself with little to no technical
know-how. The best part is that as easy as they sound and look, though, they work great.
Start implementing today, and your new password security model will thank you for it.