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Just as it is necessary to have a strong password for an email account, so it is important to have an impenetrable password to log in to the site. Forget the codes that contain your name or the name of your favorite sports club, or worse, the domain name with the addition of a couple of numbers. It is too simple and it is not recommended to use such passwords. A good password must be long enough. How much? At least 10 characters. When an attacker tries to break into your site, special systems that you can install should prohibit further attempts after a couple of unsuccessful password entries. The password must be unique. Never use the same password to access other sites and services on the Internet.




When you use different and complex codes everywhere, it is very difficult to remember them. You can solve this problem by using software called a password manager, like Keeper Password Manager & Digital Vault, which integrates into your browser and remembers all your passwords, and can also create random passwords for new sites and services you register on, and which allows you to access all your passwords from anywhere; you can find out here more about this tool. It also allows an encrypted database with passwords to be stored on your computer and not available from any location or device. In both cases, you only need to remember the master code to access the database, and of course, it is important that the master password is very complex and never used on other services. It additionally supports two-factor authentication, which raises security to an even higher level.

If your site can be accessed by multiple users, it's a good idea to assign them appropriate roles and privileges. Someone who just writes texts does not need access to administrator privileges. In this way, you will prevent others from making changes to the site and in the texts that they did not create, or that the possible theft of their access parameters endangers the entire site. Whether you have misused your account or accidentally deleted part of the site, you must perform regular data backups. 

When using certain sites with registration and login, it is not bad to set an alternative to password recovery. In case you forget the access parameters, you can request a password reset, and a link to enter a new password will be sent to the email address from the account. This email address must be always current because otherwise the email will be sent to an address that you no longer use and then you would not be able to solve the problem. 

There are different views on writing down all passwords in a paper notebook. If someone comes into possession of that notebook, they will have all your access parameters for all sites and services. For that very reason, it is good to keep a notebook in a safe, as a treasure, because it is. Avoid logging in to sites and services via public computers from cafes, hotels, airports, but if you can't avoid that, be sure to clear your history and cache from your browser. Never accept that the browser remembers the entered parameters. Since these are public computers, they are not secure enough and you do not know if they are infected with malware that records data entry, and therefore your passwords. Even if you are a big company, there is a potential for a security breach. As for personal computers, it is important to update the programs regularly, and scan the system with antivirus software.

The owners themselves are often to blame for revealing passwords, as they do not pay enough attention when opening the links they receive in messages. Spam messages with links that lead to sites that resemble the original ones, but are located at a completely different address, are often spread on social networks, in emails and comments on sites. When you access them, they ask you to log in with a username and password. By entering your access data, you are sending that data to the hacker, who set up such a fake (phishing) site.

Many internet users do not notice that it is a malicious site and enter their data and thus compromise their accounts. It is important to always check the source of the message and if it seems suspicious to you, never open the links that are in it. Also, if you visit a page from suspicious messages, make sure that the web address matches the correct one, before entering any data on such a site.

As you can see, there is a growing need for increasingly complex passwords. One solution is password managers, but it will be easier for us when the technology develops and when we scan the thumb or cornea instead of entering the codes. These immutable and unique biometric data can be used as another factor in applications, without which access to services is not possible. The use of biometric data already exists. It is available for a small number of people and certain products. Until such technology becomes standard, we will have to apply the tips in this text.

However, with the introduction of computers, there was a need for both new and automated tools to protect files and other information stored on your computer. This is especially important for shared systems, such as file - sharing systems, which is enabled access through public computer networks. An important change that also affected security is the emergence and expansion of distributed systems, as well as the expansion of applications computer networks, communications, and distributed systems. Generic toolset names, procedures, policies, and solutions that are designed to protect the system from attack computer network security. To effectively assess the security needs of an organization and to selected different security products, policies, procedures, and solutions, to the manager in the company which is in charge of security, a systematic way is needed to define the requirements in terms of security and to categorize approaches to meet these requirements.

Forgetting our passwords is something that most of us have faced at one point of time or the other, but Samsung might be preparing a solution for their forgetful customers according to a new patent which they have filed. Apparently, Samsung is developing technology which will allow for palm scanning to help you remember your password.

As far as we can tell, the front camera of the smartphone will be used to take a picture of your palm and the palm scanning technology will start dropping hints if you happen to have forgotten the password in question. This essentially makes it safer than face scan actually, since people will likely have a hard time finding a clear picture of your palm anywhere! Even if someone is looking at the screen while you scan your palm in for a hint, they won't have any real idea about the password as the smartphone will only show you the hint and that too in a cryptic manner, hidden along your own palm lines. As you already know the password and the associated hint, it will be enough for you to remember it. All this sounds amazing, but we will have to wait and see how it works in the real world on release.

Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)


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