Today, we’re diving into the crucial step of changing all passwords to strengthen your website’s security after a hack.
Think of passwords as the keys to your website’s doors. After a security breach, it’s like someone stole your keys, so you need new ones. Here’s what you should do:
- Reset All Passwords: This means creating new passwords for every account related to your website. This includes your hosting account, your Content Management System (like WordPress), your File Transfer Protocol (FTP) login, and your databases.
- Use Strong, Unique Passwords: Strong passwords are like superhero shields that protect your website. They should:
- Contain a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters (like ! or @).
- Be between 12 to 40 characters long. You can make them:
- Phrases (like “WebSecurityRocks2023”).
- Sentences (like “IlovetocreateSecureWebsites!”).
- Highly random (like “8K$&p#tG2*z6^yJLmX1A”).
But how do you remember all these strong, unique passwords? That’s where password managers come to the rescue.
These are like your secret vaults for passwords. They can:
- Store an unlimited number of passwords securely.
- Organize your passwords neatly.
- Generate strong, unique passwords for you.
- Autofill your passwords when you need them.
- Alert you if any of your passwords are at risk.
Using a password manager makes your life easier and your website safer.
Today, we’ve learned how crucial it is to change all passwords to protect your website. Now that your online fortress is getting stronger, help your family and friends with a Password Book.