Stolen passwords are a big problem and cause much damage—compromised passwords generated eighty percent of all data breaches in 2019.
What is a secure password?
If all of the above applies to your password, you do not need to do anything else. If this is not the case, you should urgently change your password. Here we explain how you can change your password.
Other ways to protect yourself online
- VPN: While passwords keep unauthorized users out of accounts, Internet Service Providers can still track your online activity and your devices’ private IP addresses. The only way to hide web activity and IP addresses is to connect not directly to a public Wi-Fi network but instead to a VPN.
- Antivirus software: Antivirus software scans computers, phones, and tablets for malware, viruses, ransomware, spyware, and other cyber threats.
- Password manager: Password managers create passwords and store them together with your usernames in encrypted vaults, requiring only master passwords or biometrics to log into accounts.
- Only change passwords when needed: It’s a myth that you should change your passwords regularly. Instead, it’s only necessary to change passwords if the account is compromised.