Did you know that by adding this letter, your password is more secure?

The Importance of Secure Passwords in the Digital World

A password is one of the most important security keys in the digital world.
Its purpose is to protect our data, ensuring that only authorized individuals can access certain information or systems.
In other words, they act as digital locks for our accounts and devices.

Why Complex Passwords Are Essential

Many digital systems encourage or require the use of complex passwords, combining uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.
But why is it so important for passwords to be complex? Firstly, a simple password is easy to guess.
A complex password provides greater protection against financial fraud, hacking, identity theft, and other cybercrimes.
It keeps sensitive data and personal information safe from unauthorized access.

According to ethical hacker José Javier Pastor Valero, passwords containing the letter ‘Ñ’ are considered more secure.
Criminal groups have struggled to obtain information due to the presence of ‘Ñ’, as they do not have it in their dictionaries.

Creating a Secure Password

However, simply including the letter ‘ñ’ in a word is not enough to ensure a secure password.
Here are five tips from Norton to create a complex password:

  • Avoid personal information
  • Use different characters: letters, numbers, and symbols
  • Opt for length: at least 16 characters
  • Avoid password reuse
  • Avoid common words

How Often Should You Change Your Password?

Maintaining the same password is not an effective strategy to protect your data.
So, how often should you change it? While there is no definitive answer, general guidelines can help.
Intervals of 3 months or less may not be necessary, as users may not create highly complex passwords within such short timeframes.

It is recommended to change your password promptly if you suspect a hacker attack.
Notifications of suspicious access indicate that someone may have guessed or hacked your password.

The ideal period to keep a password secure seems to range between 6 months and 1 year.

The Risks of an Insecure Password

Having a hard-to-guess password is crucial to avoid various risks:

  • Unauthorized access to your accounts
  • Identity theft
  • Phishing attacks
  • Data breaches
  • Attacks on online services

Therefore, ensuring your password’s complexity is essential to safeguard your online presence and sensitive information.

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