Half a millisecond. That’s the average time it takes a hacker to crack a weak password like ‘123456’ or ‘password’. And passwords that consist of actual words or birth dates are almost as easy to guess. Make life more difficult for password crackers. Include random punctuation marks, capital letters and numbers in your passwords.
Easy to guess
Hackers who are after your passwords don’t take long to guess your simple password. In a split second, they can decipher passwords with numbers or words from the dictionary. And then they can use that one password to access everything. Your e-mail, making a purchase through an online store. All no problem!
Make sure you have a strong password
So make sure your password is different everywhere, and that it’s not easily guessable. See our tips on how to create a strong password. Or use a password manager (for example, LastPass or KeePass). Those help you create and store strong passwords, and they remember your passwords for you. Safe and easy at the same time.
Don’t let hackers crack your password.
Our password tips
- In public places, make sure others do not read when you enter your password.
- Set up Multi Factor authentication if possible.
- Use a unique, strong password for each account.
- Don’t write down your passwords where others can easily read it.
- Banks or other agencies will never ask for your password in an e-mail. If you don’t trust it, contact the agency directly through their official website.
- Never share your password with anyone else.
- A digital password manager helps you use strong and unique passwords, and helps you remember and complete passwords.