A password is a confidential item that should not be shared with loved ones, even family members. As soon as it is known by another person, it becomes no longer secret and loses interest since permission to use it has been given to a third party.
A completely secret combination
The password represents the door to its personal contents so individuals trust their spouse or the person closest to them and do not hesitate to communicate it. Initially seen as something practical allowing a quick connection to an account containing important information for all, this is a real danger. As soon as there is sharing, the password loses its meaning because it can allow hackers to also enter each space by having access to this information.
The most common risk is that this person will write it down on a piece of paper, on their smartphone or even in an online location that will be within the reach of any hacker. Unfortunately, it is common for people to be hacked in this way because the password has completely lost its security aspect and has remained available to malicious people. It is therefore preferable to open a session yourself, to conduct banking directly without going through a third party to remain in control of the procedure and to ensure that you are not at risk.
Completely guard against phishing
By sharing their passwords, everyone gives hackers the opportunity to try several ways to retrieve them using phishing. By trying to send an email to retrieve this information, they try to seduce in their own way and this method works very often.
It is important to imagine that for every person with whom the password is shared, it is all a risk of being a victim of phishing because passwords can be exposed in each case. Instead of being plagued by a single threat, his passwords will multiply the risks in a very worrying way.
It is important to understand what is at stake in password sharing to avoid engaging in this activity. The awareness will allow to inform those around them by explaining to them the risks of such a practice. If each user develops a responsible approach to their own content by keeping completely secret the codes that allow them to do so, they actively participate in the fight against phishing.
Sharing information about hazards will make more sense than sharing passwords because once individuals understand the extent of the hacking phenomenon, they will realize what they have put into play. The number of victims is increasing every year so finding ways to reduce it by acting at its level is an important act.
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