4 Ways to Protect Yourself Against AI Guessing Your Passwords

Create Stronger Passwords

Your first line of defense is to create strong passwords. Don’t just use numbers and lowercase letters. Use a mix of upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters (like @, &, !, #, etc.) if possible. Never include personal information like your birthday or anything else that may be publicly available

The strongest passwords are at least 17 random characters. Use an automated password generator like Norton Password Generator or the Avast Random Password Generator for best results.

The AI password test by Home Security Heroes can tell you exactly how long it would take AI to crack your password.  (https://www.homesecurityheroes.com/ai-password-cracking/)

Use 2-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication (2FA), or multi-factor authentication (MFA), adds more security to your passwords. It requires a verification code provided via email, text message, or a third-party app like Google Authenticator or Microsoft Authenticator. Using a 2FA app is your best bet since text messages can be intercepted.

Regularly Change Your Passwords

Changing your password every 90 days may seem inconvenient, but thanks to AI password crackers, this practice has become more important than ever. You absolutely shouldn’t use the same password for different accounts.

Avoid Public Wi-Fi

In general, you should avoid using public Wi-Fi hotspots because they are primary targets for hackers. If you must use an open network, don’t log in to your bank account or any accounts with sensitive information.