It can be costly if you get hacked. Scammers aim to access your passwords for their money-stealing tactics - it's crucial to be vigilant about ways they can gain access. This is reported by DenOffentlige.dk.
There are three mistakes that might have slipped your mind, but are direct ways a scammer can get hold of your password.
These three password mistakes were shared by cybersecurity and antivirus provider Kaspersky, explaining how to securely store passwords.
"Browser-stored passwords save you from having to enter them again each time, which is a real time-saver. But how safe is it?” asked Kaspersky.
Hackers' main intent is to attempt access for money theft or fraud purposes.
Here is an overview of the three password mistakes that can lead you into a bad situation, according to Kaspersky.
Saving your password on a website can save you some time and thought, but security-wise, it can cost you. A saved password can give a criminal direct access to your accounts. A hacker can also decrypt or use a Python script to access your stored password. It is not recommended to save your passwords for the best protection.
Physical Access to Computer
You should be careful about who you allow to have physical access to your computer. If someone has physical access to your computer, it's possible they will have access to tons of your personal information and all different passwords. The history on your computer can also show a scammer exactly where to go to log in and access your information.
Synchronizing your browsers to connect all your passwords from your phone, computer, iPad, etc., may seem like an innocent process to keep all your information together, but it can actually give a hacker access because there are now multiple machines where they can get the information.