5 types of passwords you should never use

5 types of the passwords you must never use

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Passwords are nothing more than keys to our personal digital vaults and you don’t want anyone to enter your precious vault without your permission. The best way to achieve this is to have a password strong enough to prevent any chance of brute force password cracking. 

Here are a few types of password you must avoid at all costs because they are just too easy for crooked hackers to “crack”.

  1. Avoid using your personal details such as name, date of birth, parents’ name e.g. vardhman1997, shristi03051998 etc.
  2. Avoid using your phone number as your password since that information can easily be accessed by just digging a bit about you. E.g. 7654***098
  3. Avoid using naive passwords like “password”,”qwerty”,”12345”, ”admin@1234”,”123456..” etc. 
  4. Even if you want to just use alphabets in your password, don’t keep all the letters in your password in the same case, since those can quickly be cracked using brute force methods. E.g. “pokemon”, “superman”, “ilovemydog”,etc.
  5. Don’t use key patterns as your password. These passwords like “zaqwsxcde”, “a1s2d3f4g5”, etc. might seem like they are difficult to guess but they’re a piece of cake for a password cracking software.

These points are taken from various sources across the internet.

With the advent of technology, ensuring digital security has become harder than ever because hackers have continuously been at work to devise innovative techniques of password cracking. So in such a scenario, stronger your password is, safer will be your accounts online. 

The aforementioned types of passwords are often found in password databases used by hackers which they built over time by breaching into data servers of different institutions.

But how to protect yourself if your credentials somehow find a way to hackers?

Well, that’s where IDFence can come handy. It monitors your Debit Card, Credit Card numbers, Bank Accounts, PAN, Email Ids,  on Dark Web, illegal theft forums, etc 24/7 and sends you a notification whenever it detects your information available on such wrong places. 

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