Passwords have become a part of our lives. Anything you on the Internet requires a password. Of course, it makes sense given the increasing instances of cyber attacks. With websites getting hacked in a variety of ways, having a hack-proof password for your website is very important.
Generic passwords like abcd1234, 123456, your mother’s maiden name or your birthday won’t help. Anything that can be guessed easily isn’t a good password. Here are some tips to help you create a strong password for your website.
Get the Basics Right
In addition to avoiding the passwords discussed above, there are several things you can do to strengthen your password. Your password should have:
Do What Gamers Do
Usernames are taken quickly in the online world. This forces users to become creative with their usernames. People generally use letters, random numbers or misspellings to get the username they want.
You could apply this strategy to your password too.
For instance, you could use ‘3’ to replace ‘E’ or ‘0’ in place of ‘O. Misspellings are another great way to create an identity that’s close to the one you want. Add an extra ‘A’ or change a ‘Z’ to “S’.
Say someone gets their hands on your personal information including the password. What then? That’s where multi-factor authentication can come really handy. Multi-factor authentication helps verify your account when accessed from a new/unrecognised device.
If there’s an activity that seems suspicious, you receive an email/message to alert you about the login. A lot of businesses these days use multi-factor authentication to secure their clients’ information. Consider doing this for your website and wherever possible.
So in the unfortunate event that someone cracks your password, you’ll receive a notification immediately, so you can reset the password and keep hackers away from your account.
When it comes to website security, never leave things to chance. Put extra effort to create strong passwords. After all, your passwords keep your information and website safe from the prowling eyes of intruders and hackers.