With more and more people moving online, there are hundreds and thousands of passwords created, used, and deleted in the web every day. But how would you ensure that your password is just yours? What most people don’t realize is that it’s easy to lose a password and easier to reset it. But when you have a single password for a bunch of sites, and someone steals your password, you run the risk of losing all your sensitive data. That’s why you need to be wary of your password choices and how you protect them. Here are five expert tips to help you keep your passwords a little closer and your data a little safer.
Beware of unsafe websites.
No matter who sends you an unknown link via email or a message on your phone, take a moment to think about it. There are plenty of unencrypted websites that trick you into entering your password and then steal away your information. To remedy that, just look at the URL and find the lock icon. Don’t enter your password into sites that don’t have a lock icon.
Phishing is yet another way hackers get into your data. But thanks to modern web browsers, whenever you’re trying to load a phishing site, your browser will warn you with a full-screen message. Watch out for it.