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10 Ways To Protect Passwords


The future may be passwordless. But there will always be passwords, if only to unlock or install the tokens that we use as passwords. So let's look at a few ways to protect the credentials that unlock our modern lives.

  1. Use strong passwords. A strong password is at least 12 characters long and includes a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. Avoid using personal information such as your name, birthday, or address in your passwords.

  2. Use a different password for each account. This will make it more difficult for hackers to gain access to your accounts if one of your passwords is compromised.

  3. Enable two-factor authentication (2FA). 2FA adds an extra layer of security to your accounts by requiring you to enter a code from your phone in addition to your password when you log in.

  4. Avoid reusing passwords across different websites. If one website is hacked and your password is compromised, hackers could then use that same password to access your other accounts.

  5. Don't write down your passwords. If you need to write down your passwords, store them in a secure location such as a password manager.

  6. Be careful about what information you share online. Don't share your passwords or other sensitive information with anyone you don't know and trust.

  7. Keep your software up to date. Software updates often include security patches that can help protect your devices from malware and other threats.

  8. Be aware of phishing scams. Phishing scams are emails or websites that try to trick you into giving up your personal information, such as your passwords. Don't click on links in emails from unknown senders or enter your personal information on websites that you're not familiar with.

  9. Use a password manager. A password manager is a secure application that can help you generate and store strong passwords for all of your accounts. This might seem a little self-serving, but it's nonetheless true!

  10. Be patient. It may take some time to create and remember strong passwords for all of your accounts, but it's worth it to protect your privacy and security.

Keep in mind that a password manager is only as good as how well it's architected. To learn more about adding a new layer of security to your passwords, check our the public beta of Secret Chest!

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