You may thwart these approaches in a variety of ways, including adding a second form of authentication to the mix, better maintaining your passwords, and taking actions to prevent the theft in the first place. Take into account the following:
- On all of your online accounts, particularly your banking, email, and social media accounts, use only strong and unique passwords or passphrases.
- Avoid making typical password blunders such as repeating your login credentials across several accounts.
- On all of your accounts, enable two-factor authentication (2FA).
- Use a password manager to save strong, unique passwords for each site and account, making logins easy and safe.
- If a provider informs you that your data has been compromised, change your password right away.
- When checking in, always use HTTPS sites. Don’t click on links or open attachments in unsolicited emails.
- Apps should only be downloaded from certified app shops.
- Invest in security software for all of your devices from a reliable source.
- Ascertain that all operating systems and programs are up to date.
- In public places, be wary of shoulder surfers.
- When using public Wi-Fi, never log into an account; if you really must, use a VPN.
The password’s extinction has been foretold for more than a decade. However, password substitutes often fail to change the password itself, forcing users to take things into their own hands. Maintain vigilance and safeguard your login credentials.