How and where to store passwords correctly
Today we will talk about passwords. More precisely, we will consider where to store passwords for their maximum security and how to store passwords so that they do not fall into the hands of scammers.
Losing passwords or even worse theft is a huge loss. If some rules are not followed, this can happen not only if you are connected to the Internet, it can affect even those who are not connected to the global network. To avoid theft of passwords, you need to be able to store them correctly and not enter them anywhere. Let’s look at a few rules for successfully storing passwords.
1. Delete letters that come to your mail and contain any personal data: logins, passwords, etc. Naturally, before this they need to be written somewhere. You can create a special notebook for these purposes and write down all your logins and passwords from various sites.
2. Delete SMS messages from the phone, which also contain passwords, activation codes, various keys from the sites where you registered. Needless to say, this data, too, must first be written to some reliable place.
3. Change all your passwords. This is a good defense against hackers. It’s best to make different passwords everywhere, you can come up with one password for mail, another for a page on a social network, etc. In passwords, use both letters and numbers, a password like pass777my91102, it will be almost impossible to pick up a password for an cracker. Do not use numbers taken from your life as a password: phone number, car, date of birth, and so on. Such passwords are not very reliable, time-tested.
4. After leaving, from any site where you have been authorized, click the “Logout” button.
5. It is not recommended for authorization to check “remember password”, “stay on the site”, etc. Leaving a checkmark there, we indicate to the browser that it remembers the password. And if our passwords are stored in the browser, then it’s not a fact that tomorrow someone else will not recognize them, for each program by virus. To avoid this, it is better to immediately go into the browser settings and disable the function of remembering passwords and storing them in your database.
6. Do not use special programs that store passwords. There are no guarantees that one day they will not be transferred to third parties.
7. Now a little about where to store passwords in which place on the computer or it is better to have a notebook for such purposes. Of course, the second option is much better, or rather more reliable. We start a special notebook or notebook and write everything there.
For example, we are registered in the social network VKontakte.
You can write to notepad like this:
And so on, thus preserving all your data, which in no case should fall into the hands of third parties.
Another option is to print passwords. Keep them in Word and print on sheets. And to store these sheets, make a special folder.
If you still want to, for some reason, store passwords on your computer, for example, if you constantly need quick access to them. Then in this case, it is necessary to properly mask and hide on the computer the file where you store the passwords. You can create a text pad and paste all your passwords into it. This notebook needs to be given some NOT interesting name so that it does not attract attention, and hide away on the computer. But the best still remains the option of storing personal data offline.
I hope that the above tips will surely come in handy for you, and you will now store passwords as correctly as possible and they will never escape from you! Successfully save passwords!