They reveal that a simple letter is the secret to making it “very difficult” to hack your passwords, what is it?

They reveal that a simple letter is the secret to making it “very difficult” to hack your passwords, what is it?
They reveal that a simple letter is the secret to making it “very difficult” to hack your passwords, what is it?

05/28/2024

Between cyber threatscomputer security experts revealed a quite effective technique to protect yourself from cybercriminals just with one simple step.

The use of unconventional lyrics in passwords is the recommendation in response to the multiple types of attacks and scams on the internet, where keys are essential in protecting sensitive data.

According to José Javier Pastor Valero, recognized on social networks as ‘Hackavis’, and co-founder of Cibersecurify and FormulaHacking, he shared a valuable advice to increase password defense against cybercriminals.

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“Criminal groups have not been able to achieve many things because of the ‘ñ’, because they do not have it,” indicated, this letter being the ideal because, according to the expert, “As for dictionaries, there is no ‘ñ’, they always have it at the end.”

The “ñ” makes hacking attempts even more difficult by cybercriminals, especially in countries where this letter is not used in their language, such as English.

A password that includes the “ñ” It would take 4 weeks to decrypt it, a process that would usually take around 5 hours, explains the expert.

¿How can you create strong passwords?

Here are some tips to strengthen your online security.

1. Length: use long passwords, preferably at least 12 characters. The longer the password, the more difficult it will be to crack through attacks.

2. Diversity of characters: include a combination of letters (upper and lower case), numbers, and special characters (such as !, @, #, $, %, etc.). This variety makes password guessing attempts difficult.

3. Avoid personal information: do not use information that is easily accessible or related to you, such as your name, date of birth, names of family members or pets, or contact information.

4. Don’t use common words: Avoid dictionary words, simple number sequences, or predictable patterns.

5. Use phrases or acronyms: Create passwords based on phrases that are meaningful to you but difficult for others to guess. For example, “M! Favorite p3rro 3s Max” can become “M!p3rrof4v0r!t03sM4x”.

6. Regular update: Change your passwords periodically, at least every 3-6 months, especially for sensitive accounts like email or bank accounts.

 
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