I’m a Cyber Expert – MOST DANGEROUS iPhone, Facebook, and Google Password Habits Revealed
A CYBER security expert has revealed where people go wrong with their passwords.
The balance between creating a good, strong password that is difficult to crack but easy to remember is difficult.
But with hackers constantly evolving their tactics, keeping an eye on online security is a must.
Especially since we constantly access popular services like Facebook and Google with our smartphones.
Trustwave SpiderLabs’ Gary De Mercurio says there’s a good reason why IT managers at work regularly ask you to change your password.
And that’s because, with the right equipment, brute force systems can handle a worrying number of combinations in a matter of seconds.
But people make the mistake of being far too predictable with their passwords.
“People will have these workarounds,” he told Help Net Security.
“You would be amazed how many people have exactly the same passwords.
“As smart as everyone thinks, the person next to you probably has a very similar password.
“Anytime it comes up with things like seasons or words like love, dragons, your birthday, your daughter’s birthday, any dates, 1492, 1776, someone has already used those, the password has already been leaked.
“Even company names, the state you’re in or the country you’re in, or the last time your team won a world championship, it’s all out there, there are people out there who think the same way She.”
He recommends that people use the Alt key on their keyboards to change characters to less obvious ones, making them significantly harder for hackers to crack.
But he cautioned that cybersecurity is an ever-changing thing, saying, “What’s safe today may not be safe tomorrow.”
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