No account is 100% unhackable, but there are things that you can do to make it harder to not be hacked. Here’s how:
- Let’s face it. Some hackers are just lazy. So choose a strong password, preferably one with capitals, lowercases, and numbers. try not to use words that are in the dictionary, because hackers using brute force methods can figure out your password easier. You can memorize this strong password by using a statement that you can remember. For example, the statement,”I want to live in New York City when I grow up to be 24 years old” can be change into a password- IwtliNyCwIgutb24yo. Can you see how I came up with that? (: Note: The longer the password, the harder and longer it is going to take to guess
- Don’t release seemingly trivial information (your favorite color, your mom’s maiden name, etc.). You may have used these information in security questions for your account. Or password.
- Don’t give out your password. Simple as that.
- Use different passwords across all your accounts.
Yes, I realized that everything above involved passwords. Not sharing your username is also a great step, unless you really have to share it.
If you have any other tips, feel free to comment them.