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How to choose secure passwords

We use many different applications, various portals and social networks on a daily basis and for many of them we choose (or are forced) to have an account. In order to reduce the risk of account getting hacked and personal information being leaked, everyone can start with an ordinary thing – credential security. The best way to protect your personal information is to use physical keys such as Titan Security Key, YubiKey or Latvian eID card, or usage of specific authentication apps on smartphones such as Microsoft Authenticator, andOTP, Smart-ID, Authy, etc. Backup codes should also be stored securely so that access is recoverable in case the authenticator is lost or breaks down. If the usage of physical keys or applications is not possible and we use the basic password for identity confirmation, we can protect our accounts and profiles by creating a strong password and changing it from time to time.

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