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How Hackers Can Crack Your Password

  1. Phishing Attacks: Hackers trick you into providing your login details by mimicking legitimate websites or sending misleading emails.

  2. Brute Force Attacks: Hackers use software to try countless combinations until they find your password.

  3. Dictionary Attacks: Using a list of common passwords and dictionary words to guess your password.

  4. Keylogging: Installing malicious software on your computer to record your keystrokes.

  5. Shoulder Surfing: Observing you while you type in your password.

  6. Social Engineering: Manipulating or tricking you into divulging your password.

  7. Credential Stuffing: Using previously leaked usernames and passwords, assuming that people reuse passwords across multiple sites.

  8. Man-in-the-Middle Attacks: Intercepting your communications to capture login credentials, usually in unsecured networks.

  9. Using Stored Passwords: Accessing saved passwords in browsers or other software.

  10. Rainbow Tables: Comparing encrypted passwords against precomputed tables to find matches.

Recommendations for Safe Password Practices:

  1. Use Strong Passwords: Combine upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and special symbols.

  2. Enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA): Adds an extra layer of security, requiring a secondary verification method.

  3. Avoid Common Words: Refrain from using easily guessable words, like "password" or "123456."

  4. Don’t Reuse Passwords: Ensure each account has a unique password.

  5. Regularly Change Passwords: Update your passwords periodically.

  6. Use a Password Manager: These tools generate and store complex passwords for you.

  7. Be Cautious of Suspicious Links: Avoid clicking on links from unknown sources.

  8. Always Check the URL: Before entering your password, ensure the site’s URL is correct.

  9. Avoid Using Public Wi-Fi for Sensitive Transactions: If you have to, use a Virtual Private Network (VPN).

  10. Install Security Software: Use reputable antivirus and antimalware software to guard against threats.

  11. Keep Software Updated: Regularly update your OS, browsers, and apps, as updates often fix security vulnerabilities.

  12. Never Share Your Password: Keep your passwords confidential and avoid writing them down in easily accessible places.

By following these guidelines, you can reduce the risk of hackers gaining access to your passwords and your personal and sensitive information. LLC provided Social Engineering and Cyber Safety training both online and in person. Visit our website for more details at

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