In this age of social media, the security of online accounts is a concern for everyone. Every day hackers target the accounts of citizens and steal their private information. Every day hackers target the accounts of internet users and steal their private information. However, cyber security experts have now told you how to set a password, to protect your online accounts from hackers.
Why do accounts get hacked?
Dr. Chris Pearson, founder of cyber security firm Black Clock, has given some tips to internet users regarding hacking. Accordingly;
- Most people’s accounts get hacked because of having very simple passwords.
- Users do not use a mix of English letters and numbers in passwords.
- People around the world use their pet names and other such words as passwords.
- It becomes very easy for hackers to crack such passwords and hack these accounts.
- Hackers easily gain access to these accounts and steal personal data, important information, and documents.
- Due to this the personal life and business of the affected people are also feared to be greatly damaged.
How can passwords be protected?
Dr. Pearson has also given important information to users about the password-saving option of internet browsers, he says;
- Every internet browser gives users an option to save passwords.
- Users allow the browser to save passwords for their convenience.
- The browser stores the user’s password when authorized by the user.
- When a user wants to log in, the browser gives the option to enter the password automatically.
- This option provides a lot of convenience to the user as he does not have to type passwords again and again.
- However, this feature of Internet browsers also makes the work of hackers easier.
- If even one of your accounts gets hacked, it becomes very easy for a hacker to gain access to all your other online accounts.
What should the password be?
What kind of password should you have to protect your online accounts from hackers? Experts have now found a solution to this problem for users. Cyber security experts have given some instructions to internet users in this regard, so to protect their accounts from hackers.
- Passwords should use a combination of English upper and lower-case letters, numbers, and symbols.
- Password must be at least 10 characters long.
- We should check our accounts regularly to avoid hackers.
- We should check our accounts regularly to protect them from hackers.
- So that if the account is hacked, the user can know it in time.
Password check tool
- Google has introduced a password check tool for the convenience of users.
- This is the best software to protect your online accounts from hacking.
- This tool can be accessed by visiting passwords.google.com.
- You can get the information by going to check the password option in this tool.
- By also turning on two-step verification, you can keep accounts safe from hackers.
Using AI to hack accounts
In the present era, the use of artificial intelligence is increasing in almost every field of life. While people are getting relief from artificial intelligence, AI is also being used for hacking. This is alarming news for those who use simple passwords on their Internet accounts.
AI Hacking Tool
After research, cyber security experts have found an AI tool that is capable of cracking simple passwords in minutes. The name of this tool is “PassGAN”, according to experts;
- 1 crore 56 lakh passwords were attempted to be cracked by this tool.
- Surprisingly, the tool managed to crack 61% of these passwords.
- The tool cracked 51 percent of 61 percent of passwords in less than a minute.
- The tool cracked 65 percent of passwords in less than an hour and 71 percent in less than a day.
- The tool managed to crack 81% of passwords in less than a month.
Passwords that cannot be hacked
According to experts, this tool failed to hack passwords containing English letters, numbers, and symbols. This tool will take 289 years to crack a 12-character English password. If these passwords are mixed with numbers, this tool will be able to crack them in 2,000 years. Experts also added different symbols in the password along with mixed English letters and numbers. From this, it was found that this tool will take 30 thousand years to hack this password. It means this AI tool cannot hack such passwords.