How secure is your password? Your accounts can be hacked in less than 10 minutes

Cybercrimes are increasing with every passing day and a recent report indicates that one in every four Indians has a weak password.

According to a report by cyber security company Kapersky, one out of every four people in India have a weak password to protect their accounts. A weak password that can be easily decoded. You’ll know that there’s only one password wall between your personal data and hackers, and if the wall is weak, no one can prevent hackers from accessing your account. This password not only protects your personal data from being emptied but also your bank account. Despite this, people are making it easier than keeping their passwords strong, and hackers are taking advantage of this weakness.

Who do hackers target?

The biggest challenge for Internet users is to have separate passwords for different accounts. According to the report, one person creates an average of 27 different accounts on the Internet. It has online access to bank accounts ranging from social media, e-commerce companies. It is difficult for people to remember different passwords for all accounts. That’s why most people have the same password in all their Internet accounts and that’s where hackers make such people easy targets.

Cyber expert cautioned

In this regard, cyber expert Jitan Jain said that we want to have passwords that are easily remembered. At the same time, each platform has a similar password. This means that all the accounts of the people are hacked simultaneously. Not only that, he described saving passwords on the browser as the biggest mistake of the people. We usually save passwords on any website to save time, “Jain said. That makes the hackers’ job easier later.

What the figures say

Considering statistics, about 32 per cent of people save their passwords on a web browser. And 25 per cent of people save separate passwords as notes or lists on their computer or mobile. In addition, 17 pe rcent use password managers. But it’s also hard to escape hackers…Read more>>