Reusing passwords is a bad idea because it increases the risk of getting hacked. When hackers get access to your account, they can wreak havoc on all your other accounts. The best way to avoid this is by using a password manager.
People are often tempted to reuse passwords. This is not a good idea because if one of your accounts gets hacked, you put all of your other accounts at risk.
Reusing passwords is a bad idea because it puts all of the other accounts that you have at risk if one account gets hacked.
Password attacks enable cyber criminals to gain unauthorised access to user accounts and networks. Attackers may also spy on your network, use decryption tools, and use brute force to break your passwords. A range of precautions can help save you from password attacks.
You can program your system to lock accounts after a few wrong passwords. Using two-step authentication is also an excellent way to keep your accounts safe from prying eyes.
73% of passwords are duplicates!
It doesn’t take much for hackers to break any password – don’t make it easier for them with one that’s been used before!
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) also recommend that you don’t use the same password anywhere else. Especially for those important accounts like email, banking, shopping and social media.
This is where a password manager can help. A password manager can store all your passwords securely, so you don’t have to worry about remembering them. This allows you to use unique, strong passwords for all your important accounts (rather than using the same password for all of them, which you should never do).
We personally use and recommend Keeper for generating and saving unique passwords.