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    Recent Studies Shows How Hackers Easily Steal Your Password

    How to know a strong password


    A recent Article published by Cyber Security researchers shows out of 142 people 1 uses a weak Password "123456", study, carried out last month by computer engineering student Ata Hakçıl, analyzed username and password combinations that leaked online after data breaches at various companies.

    These "data dumps" have been around for more than half a decade, and have been piling up as new companies are getting hacked.

    This analysis was leaked from One billion leaked password, this is a reason why password brute forcing is sometimes successful. 

    Over the years, cyber criminals has employed several techniques to hijack accounts and compromise a system, one of the most exploited ways includes password circumvention.

    Several  brute forcing tools like Brutus, Rainbow WiFi utility and others can be used to fetch passwords, how this works and how passwords are gotten depends on the "weak password" used by the target.

    Although, hardened Security measures are employed by Social Networking platforms, banking accounts, email to help people keep their account safe, but its users are always the weak point to exploit. Also, Wi-Fi with WPA-4 WPA-6 are really hard to penetrate.

     Several techniques like Phishing attacks and social engineering are the easiest means to hack someone's passwords.

    How to use and know a very Strong password

    Google has opted security and made password brute forcing really hard for hackers, using strong passwords is good the disdvantage lies with user forgetting the password, the best way to keep your password strong and safe is to use "Password Manager".

    Password Manager allows you to use a hard-to-guess password, one advantage of this is, you really don't have to remember the password you use, Password Manager would keep your password safe and also make it a hard-to-guess or a hard-to-bruteforce as the case may be.



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