Ditch birthdates and names as passwords

Ditch birthdates and names as passwords

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 31: The Ministry of Interior has issued a warning, urging residents and expatriates to refrain from using names and birthdates as secret codes in electronic accounts due to the risk of these accounts being targeted by specialized hacking groups involved in theft, burglary, and email breaches, reports Al-Seyassah daily.

The Ministry outlined five key tips for creating a robust password for enhanced security. These include ensuring passwords contain a combination of letters, symbols, and numbers, with a minimum length of 10 characters. It also advises against using easily guessable information such as birthdates, names, personal numbers, and phone numbers. Additionally, the Ministry recommends not using the same password for all electronic accounts, periodically changing passwords, and avoiding sequential or repetitive combinations. Sharing electronic accounts and passwords is strongly discouraged, and it is advised to keep them away from public visibility.

Al Seyassah / Arab Times

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