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Objective: Keep passwords secret and safe


  1. Keep your passwords only under your knowledge;
  2. Create long passwords (passphrases): at least 12 characters, and do not use close terms like name, city of birth, or familiar terms like 1234 and qwerty;
  3. Use different passwords for each service, save them in a password manager;
  4. Change them immediately if you suspect they have been compromised;
  5. Avoid saving passwords in browsers;
  6. If possible, activate multi-factor authentication;
  7. Change the default password when buying a device - for example, the one associated with home Wi-Fi setup;

What goes right when you act right

You keep your password secret and secure, preventing someone with malicious intentions from accessing platforms that are password protected, such as email, online banking, cloud services, and social media.

Why be careful

The password is one of the most important security mechanisms against improper access to digital platforms, some of them with personal or sensitive information, such as email or online banking. When our password is compromised, we are vulnerable to identity theft through social networks, misuse of our bank account, or exfiltration of personal data. There are programmes that allow passwords to be discovered automatically if they are weak. On the Internet black market, lists of stolen passwords are sold, so it is important to change them when we suspect they have been compromised. It is also fundamental to avoid that, when a malicious agent discovers a password, he has access to more than one platform
Last updated on 08-09-2022