Keeping Passwords Safe

Website security is one of the main concerns in building a web page and users of these websites. There are precautions that individuals and web designers must take to ensure the security and safety of their accounts. Wired.com listed three helpful precautions in the article by Mat Honan, “Three Essential Steps to Make Yourself More Hack-Proof.”
Do not reuse passwords. This is the most important rule in maintaining web security. If someone gets hacked on one server, they can get hacked on another within seconds if they reuse passwords. Using multiple types of characters will help with this. Use a variation of numbers, uppercase letters, lowercase letters, and compatible symbols.
Set up a two-factor authentication. This will add another line of defense to web accounts. All this means is that another six-digit password or pin number must be entered in order to log in to an account. It creates another barrier that a hacker would have to get past in order to hack into an account. This process only takes a few extra moments which is well worth the extra time.
Use a password manager. A password manager helps individuals create strong passwords while being able to maintain them. It makes encrypted passwords which makes them even harder to decipher. Examples of good password manager choices are Dashline, 1Password, Keeper, and LastPass.
Taking these simple precautions when setting up passwords can make a major difference in web security. It is much better to be safe than sorry when it comes to the safety of account information.
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