Password management and wireless routers
Don’t fall into common traps that make your password easy to guess. Instead, follow a few simple steps to keep your passwords safe.
If you are new to the world of WiFi, the first step you should take when your wireless router is set up is to change the administrator password. This is because it is far too easy for hackers to find out the manufacturer’s default password and use this to access your wireless network.
Secondly, don’t fall into common traps that make your wireless password easy to guess. Follow a few simple tips to ensure the wireless password you decide to use is not obvious:
- Do not use the names of your children or pets, favourite football team or partner’s name
- Do not use your date of birth for your PIN
- Use a mixture of letters and numbers for increased network security
Never share your password or details with anyone, and certainly do not save them in your diary or on your mobile phone, even if you use a ‘coded’ message. Mr Pin, for example, is not a cleverly hidden number!
You should also aim to use different login details for your different online activities, as using the same one leaves you vulnerable should your details get into the wrong hands.
Finally, perhaps the best way to ensure your passwords stay safe is to change them regularly and use Kaspersky password manager software to keep track of them.
Kaspersky Password manager software fully automates the process of entering passwords and other data onto websites. It saves users from having to create and remember the multiple passwords required to stay safe online. The software creates exceptionally strong passwords and prevents your login information from being stolen. Finally, it encrypts confidential data and keeps it in a dedicated database on your computer.