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Frequently Resetting Passwords On Social Media – Is It A Good Idea?

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In today’s day and age, the use of social media in our lives cannot be overstated, but it’s important to be aware of the potential security risks. Scammers and hackers often use social media to target individuals, and protecting your personal information and accounts is important. It’s also important to be cautious about the links you click on and downloads you make and to use privacy settings to control who can see your posts and personal information. To stay safe on social media, use strong and unique passwords, enable two-factor authentication, and be careful about the information you share online.

Passwords are essential for social media and other online accounts because they help to protect your personal information and keep your account secure. To keep your many online identities secure, you should choose complex passwords that are hard for others to deduce. That safeguards your account and personal information from being accessed by anyone else. It is also important to keep your passwords confidential and to update them regularly to ensure continued security.  A recent ExpressVPN’s report pointed out that an average person takes over 3 minutes to reset their passwords, along with other statistical information.

Is it a Good Idea?

It is generally a good idea to reset your passwords regularly, especially if the safety of your social media profiles is your worry. Frequently resetting your passwords helps prevent unauthorized access to your accounts and protects your personal information. However, choosing strong and unique passwords each time you reset them is crucial. If you find it challenging to remember multiple complex passwords, consider using a password manager to help you keep track of them.

Using two-factor authentication may further increase the safety of your online accounts. Two-factor authentication necessitates using a passcode with a code delivered to your phone or email. As a result, even if another person learns your passwords, your accounts will still be accessible only to you.

Why Do People Forget Passwords so Often?

There are several reasons why people might forget their passwords:

  • They might have too many passwords to remember. With so many online accounts and services requiring a password, it can be difficult to track them all.
  • They might not be using strong or unique passwords. If a password is easy to guess or is used on multiple accounts, it is more likely to be forgotten.
  • They might not be regularly accessing the account. If you don’t use an account very often, you might forget the password simply because you haven’t had to enter it in a while.
  • They might be under stress or experiencing other cognitive issues. Various factors can affect memory, including age, sleep deprivation, and stress.

To help prevent password forgetfulness, use a password manager to store your passwords securely, use strong and unique passwords, and regularly access the accounts you need to remember passwords for.

How to Manage Passwords Effectively?

There are several ways to manage your passwords effectively:

1.     Use Strong and Unique Passwords

Make sure to use strong passwords that are difficult for others to guess or crack. To further decrease the possibility of unauthorized access being acquired to your numerous social media accounts, it is recommended that you change your passwords often.

2.     Use a Password Manager

A password manager is a program that can safely save and organize all of your multiple login credentials. A password manager can generate strong passwords for you; you only need to remember one master password to access your other passwords.

3.     Allow Two-Factor Authentication

With two-factor authentication, you’ll need to provide your login password and a code delivered to your phone or via email to access your account.

4.     Regularly Update Your Passwords

It’s a good idea to update your passwords regularly, especially if you suspect they may have been compromised.

5.     Keep Your Passwords Confidential

Don’t share your passwords with anyone, and be careful about storing them in a place where others might find them.

Conclusion

Changing passwords more often saves you from many security risks, but it can be challenging to handle the changes. However, some tools can help you save those passwords, and they make everything easier. So, keep changing your password, and follow the guidelines presented in this article for better security.

Noor is a Columnist at Disrupt Magazine. He specializes in writing on trendy topics of crypto, business, finance as well as tech. He has been featured in Techbullion.com, Vizaca.com.

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