Your home network uses a weak password

December 26, 2023

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We recommend using strong passwords to protect personal data and confidential information. Do not create accounts without passwords.

Strong password requirements

  • The password must be at least 8 characters long. If you are using Windows, make sure the minimum password length configured in the settings of the operating system is at least 8 characters.
  • The password must contain uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numerals, spaces, and special characters. For example: oNQZnz$Hx2.

The password must not contain

  • Personal information that can be easily obtained by others. For example, first or last name, date of birth.
  • Obvious and simple words, phrases, idioms, and sequences of characters that are easy to guess. For example: password, parol, abcd, qwerty or asdfg, 1234567.

Password generation techniques

  • Invent an algorithm for composing passwords. For example, take your favorite poem or famous quote. Write it down in lowercase and uppercase letters of the Latin alphabet and replace some of those with similar-looking numerals and special characters: @_R0s3 bY_a#y Ot#er n@mE w0u1c|_$me11 as_sVV3Et.
  • Use a password generator. You can use Kaspersky Password Manager to generate complex passwords, verify their strength and store them securely. You can also install the Kaspersky Password Manager browser extension to automatically fill in entry fields on websites.

How often should I change my password?

We recommend changing your password every 3 months.

Securing the password

  • Do not reveal or send your password to anybody.
  • Do not leave your passwords written down on a piece of paper in locations where others may be present.
  • Use a password manager or a password storage built into your browser.
  • Use a unique password for each of your accounts. Reusing passwords enables an intruder who manages to learn the password of one of your accounts to gain access to all your other accounts.

How to create or change your home network password

How to go to router configuration

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