Tips for creating a secure password

Passwords are a big target for cybercriminals. It is therefore necessary to follow the advice of experts on how to keep our data safe. Víctor Carrión Hontoria from CARTIF, participates in Module 3 C1b3rWall Academy and is delivering a lecture on “The challenge of creating a strong password“.

Víctor Carrión Hontoria has been a computer systems administrator at the CARTIF Technology Center for more than 18 years. The aim of his lecture is to show the current scenario related to the use and management of passwords from the point of view of cybersecurity, revealing the challenges related to the theft of credentials and bad habits that compromise the security of our data.

How can we protect ourselves?

Passwords do not guarantee user authentication, they are not convenient to use, and may easily be lost or forgotten, they can be stolen and are critical in both personal and work environments.

  • Use different passwords for each service.
  • Create complex passwords.
  • Renew them periodically.
  • Enable two-factor authentication whenever possible.

Passwords are stolen because, after all, they have a monetary value. It is possible to make a profit by selling accounts.

More steps towards enhancing security

Google will gradually activate mandatory two-factor authentication on all its accounts, while Microsoft already allows access to its services “without a password” but using the mobile application it offers (Microsoft Authenticator).

In short, there are many steps that can be taken, most importantly, follow the advice of professionals like Victor. If you would like to learn more about it, don’t miss his presentation at C1b3rWall Academy.

The full article is available on News-365.

Juan Manuel Corchado

Full Professor in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, Department of Computer Science and Automation, University of Salamanca, Spain.


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