The methods seen above to retain and retain your password are one thing, but it is also essential to protect it from both curious indiscreet and hackers.
Indeed, the most secure password that is ever will become more fragile and likely to be discovered if you use it for all the sites you visit and if you never change it. Similarly, using frequently used combinations such as your son's or spouse's first name will not allow you to effectively protect your password.
Software is a valuable help
However, protecting your passwords also means protecting your computer. The use of effective antivirus will prevent some spyware from settling in your computer and spying on your keyboard, or computer files that may contain your passwords.
With these two categories of software, you will already be able to protect yourself from hackers and better protect your passwords.
Some useful techniques
While using software can help you protect your passwords, it's still insufficient without a few simple techniques.
Don't draw in the dictionary
First of all, don't choose a password that is too short or that you would have found in the dictionary.
Some hacking techniques, such as "force-crossing," use the latter to find passwords. On the other hand, if your password is less than 6 letters, it becomes much easier to crack it using software, the possible combinations being much less numerous for a word of less than 6 characters.
Don't follow your keyboard
In this same logic, it is not advisable to use a combination with letters that follow each other on the keyboard, or that you also use for other websites.
Choose passwords with capital letters, numbers, and special characters. Such combinations are much more difficult to crack.
Change it regularly
Finally, it is essential to change your password regularly to keep it safe. A frequency of 3 months is reasonable on average, but passwords preserving sensitive data such as bank data can be changed more regularly for safety.
For this change to be a guarantee of security, it is best not to write the password on your computer, not to reveal it to anyone, and especially not to keep it in the archives of your webmail.
With all these elements, you can walk the internet safely, without fear for your personal data.