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5 Ways Hackers Get Your Passwords and What You Need to Do to Protect Yourself

5 Ways Hackers Get Your Passwords and What You Need to Do to Protect Yourself

By using hashing your password are secured. Hacking are using different ways to get someone's password, the must popular one is a Dictionary attack, where computer will tries over and over again. Let's take this one as an example, Hackers obtained 1.5 terabytes of data from HBO computers and claimed to have released a script from a then-upcoming episode of Game of Thrones, In 2017.

Here ate the few techniques that hackers use to access your passwords and some tips on how to protect yourself from getting hacked.

5. Insecure Wi-Fi network

Wi-Fi that doesn't require a password or Open password, is basically free access to all of your files. Your activity can be monitored by a hacker on the same Wi-Fi network. 

To secure your Wi-Fi channel, use VPN (Virtual Private Network) it becomes absolutely necessary to use it.

4. Weak encryption and lack of PIN for Wi-Fi router

You can use strong protocol WPA (Wi-Fi Protocol Access) which is stronger than WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) and it can not be easily hacked by any hacker.

Even if you use WPA, hackers use WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) to hack Wi-Fi passwords. Now it is better you turn off the WPS method of authentication on your router’s web page.

3. No Windows OS upgrade

Don't use older version of Windows or do not use Windows Xp. They have a greater risk of getting hacked. The security updates for older versions and Windows XP have been ended by Microsoft.

2. Suspicious email and attachments

To insert malicious spam, viruses, and phishing websites onto a victim's computer, hacker use a SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol). 

Don't open mail that look like spam and stop open unknown attachments.

They use a SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) header injection to insert malicious viruses, spam, and phishing websites onto a victim’s computer. You can scan your file by using antivirus software and always check the header of the email.

1. Synchronized data

Hackers can attack server using so many various attack, like a DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack or a man-in-the-cloud attack, to get your data and passwords. Make sure you always backup your data offline to an external storage device like a flash or a hard drive.

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