Setting a strong password requires a combination of upper case letters, unique symbols (@#) and digits for making it almost impossible to hack. Latest websites show the password strength as we set a new password for securing our account. To make matters more serious, Microsoft Windows is no longer going to allow you to set ordinary passwords like “12345,” as mentioned in one of its blogs.
Few emerging websites do not grant access at all for users that set passwords from the list of most common passwords unless it comprises of a capital letter, a unique symbol, and a digit.
According to Microsoft, this is one of the effective methods for solving the case of 117 individuals that lost their passwords as well as their usernames on LinkedIn, resulting in automatically resetting those passwords without the consent of their users.
Go through the list of the most common passwords and avoid them at all costs if you do not want them to simply “guess” your password. Add capital letter(s), a mixture of symbols, unless you don’t forget the order and numerics, making it almost impossible to hack into. There is also two-factor authentication method that will bolster your personal account to its fullest.
Protecting the privacy of users is one of the highest prioritised tasks, for not only Microsoft but also Google, who is planning to terminate its password setting feature for integrating greater and advanced security measures like a fingerprint scanner and location tracker.
Facebook, on the other hand, is currently sending email and security code numbers to their respective users if they want to log in from any unsaved device.
I think the whole concept of a password will slowly fade in the future as these tech giants are all slowly integrating these sophisticated measures for securing your personal information. If you have anything to add, feel free to post your comment.