How Do Hackers Get Your Passwords?

Hacking is not more a secret now and we all are aware of it. We know almost everything about it, but we do not try to know how the hackers hack a particular account or how do they manage to get the password of our accounts. There are a lot of ways in which a hacker could get the password of a particular person and some of them are explained below.

  • Each and every person now a day uses a lot of websites, but what we forget to do is to check whether the website is secured or not. There are symbols that tell you about the security of the website. The only sign of a fully secured website is the green lock symbol that comes with the link. If you are using a website without this sign, chances are that your password could be hacked.
  • We often look for Wifi connections that are open for all and do not require any password. You will be surprised to know that if you are using any such network connection; you are making your account prone to hacking.
  • All of us now know about malware. It is basically a program, about which the user does not have much information, but there are several times when we download such programs at our computer or other devices. Again, allowing your device to download such programs is like making a way for the hacker. If you want your account to be safe and secure, you need to avoid it.

We have discussed the basic mistakes that we commit on a daily basis and it makes a way for the hackers. There are other ways also in which the hackers could get in, but these are the most common ones. To secure your password, using a good password manager is highly recommended.

Published on July 15, 2019 BPM_editor