How to choose an effective password in five moves

Creating a secure password is the main shield to protect yourself from hackers, although sometimes it's difficult. Here are five simple tips

If hackers manage to sneak into our accounts and steal the data contained within, the credit is not all theirs. Often the fault is ours, unable to protect the access credentials of the various profiles and especially unable to choose a secure password and difficult to guess.

Examples of keys easy to intercept there are many. One of the most popular passwords, in fact, continues to be 123456. Many, then, use the date of birth; information that hackers take a few seconds to retrieve: it is enough to jump on one of the social profiles of the potential victim. And that's not all. Others, in fact, tend to always use the same passwords. A risk as high as using a simple password. So, if cybercriminals get hold of the keys to one account, they could basically get into all the other profiles. However, the opposite is also true: using multiple passwords leads people to create credentials that are easy to remember.

So, is there a way out of all this confusion, and above all, is there a technique for choosing an unbreakable password? No, but you could try to make hackers' lives a little more complicated by opting for more secure passwords.

Tips for creating a secure password

First technique: use password managers. Don't know what they are? Simple, they are programs, also available for free, that generate and keep in total safety our credentials. The advantages are really many. With a password manager there will be no more need to memorize multiple passwords and no more need to rack your brains to create complicated credentials.

Second tip: take all your passwords - no matter if they are stored in your brain or written down (not recommended) somewhere - and put them in the password manager. This way you will be able to check if a key is already associated with another account.

Third system: delete from all your online accounts documents and information that somehow can lead hackers to guess passwords. Why? The reason is quite simple. Hypothetically, if a hacker managed to break into your inbox, they could retrieve all this data.

Fourth tip: enable two-step verification. This is a system that, in addition to the normal password - which must necessarily be secure - requires a code, usually sent by text message, to access one of the many accounts.

A final tip: limit the sensitive information shared online (date of birth, address). And avoid sending your login credentials over the Internet.