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Why You Shouldn’t Use the Same Password for Different Accounts

Are you one of the many people who create one complex password and use it for almost every website, service, and application? Well, that’s a bad idea.

 

Using the same password for more than one account is one of the fastest ways to provide hackers and cybercriminals with access to your digital identity.

 

For instance, 10-character password cracking may take more than 20 years. Checking if an already stolen password is used for several services will take less than half an hour. Thus, it becomes obvious that it’s better to use different passwords for different accounts.

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Best practices to create a strong password

When you register on any site or create a new account in the application, you may notice that the password requirements are very similar. Typically, they are:

  • At least 8 characters
  • Upper & lowercase letters
  • Numbers and symbols
  • Not commonly used words

 

These requirements are basic ones and should be followed by default.

Want to make your password even more difficult for hackers to crack? Sure, here is our checklist on how to create a strong password.

 

Note: This checklist also includes the requirements mentioned above.

 

 

Create unique passwords

Don’t reuse your passwords. Create a unique and strong password for every account or login you have. Thus, if your password would be compromised, your other accounts stay safe.

Worried about how can you remember thousands of different usernames and passwords? Check out our comprehensive guide on how to remember dozens of strong passwords.

Avoid personal info

With a 90% probability, cybercriminals will firstly try your name, surname, birth date, hobby, or any other private information they can find on the web as your password. Your grandmother's pet's first name may seem like a secure password because no one can guess or find it on your Facebook. But it's often not enough, especially if its name is widely used.

Use two-factor authentication (2FA)

Two-factor authentication provides an extra layer of security. Even if any hacker gets lucky to crack your password, they couldn’t bypass 2FA. We highly recommend you to check if the applications and services that you used have two-factor authentication and enable it.

For more information about 2FA, see the Two-Factor Authentication page.

Change your passwords every 6 months

Each password has its own cracking time. For example, a 12-character password could be cracked in 3 years. It means, if hackers have enough time, they can crack any password, no matter how strong it is. That’s why we strongly recommend you change all your passwords at least twice a year.

Way to improve the security of your passwords

Spend a lot of time creating complex and unique passwords? Not sure whether your password is safe or not? Passwarden by KeepSolid is exactly what you need: it’s a reliable password manager and random password generator, all in one!

 

Create strong passwords that include digits, characters, and uppercase letters and instantly save them to the encrypted data storage. Keep all your passwords safe and access them anytime and anywhere!

 

 

Top-notch data storage

Thanks to the AES-256 and ЕС р-384 protocols and client-side encryption, you won’t worry about the integrity and confidentiality of your passwords. Passwarden renders all your sensitive data and makes it completely unreadable to any third party, no matter whether they are hackers or KeepSolid developers.

Strong passwords generator

Create strong and unique passwords for each new account with no hassle. With Passwarden you can generate complex passwords that are impossible-to-crack. To do that, follow a few simple steps:

  1. Open your Passwarden profile.
  2. Create a new item or select an existing one.
  3. Press the Generate password button.
  4. Select password length.
  5. Decide whether you need uppercase, numbers, or characters.
  6. Click Use Password and that’s it.

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