Creating secure passwords for any account, online or otherwise, is a must. Secure passwords help deter brute force hacking because they are harder to guess. Secure passwords also eliminate the element of social engineering in guessing a password, because ideally, creating a secure password should not include any personal information about the user.
Other methods of password hacking involve the use of common phrases until the hacker guesses your password. Which is why it is crucial for a user to create super-secure passwords for their accounts.
Tips to create a secure Password for your cPanel and Email Accounts:
- Use a minimum of 12 characters.
- Make sure that you’re using a combination of:
- Uppercase and lowercase letters
- Lowercase letters
- Special characters
- Use a Secure Password Generator tool such as:
- A feature on www.lastpass.com
- On the selection “Generate On Your Device:” choose: (do NOT send across the Internet)
- This ensures that the password you generated won’t be sent online and won’t be intercepted or won’t eventually be found on a database dump of hacked passwords.
In the event that you still have reason to believe that a brute force or any type of hacking happened on your cPanel or email accounts, secure your cPanel and email accounts by:
- Changing your cPanel password.
- Changing the passwords on all your email accounts.
- Make sure that the new password is still a password created by secure methods.
The Good News:
Here at CLDY, we are all about your security and protection. We recognize that even a secure password is not enough to protect you from possible brute force and other forms of hacking attacks, so the great news is:
- Our infrastructure has brute force and hacking attack protection.
- We have 2-Factor Authentication in place, which strengthens the protection for your cPanel and email accounts.
- We discuss how you can enable 2-Factor Authentication (2FA) in this article: How to Enable 2FA in cPanel
- For more about the security features that CLDY offers, check out this article: Security Features for CLDY Accounts.
If the term “brute force attack,” or the concept of “social engineering” in password theft are foreign to you, please turn to our Glossary for further explanation:
- What is Social Engineering and How is it Used in Hacking?
- Types of Hacking Methods & How to Prevent Them
Always keep your passwords super secure, make the most out of the security features of your CLDY account, and you’ll always have a secure experience at CLDY!