To keep your data safe, try to use a strong password that’s at least 8 characters long and contains at least 1 number, 1 upper case letter, and 1 lower case letter. If you use the same password for different services, don’t be surprised if those services become vulnerable to data leaks.

GitHub now requires password changes to happen at least 30 days apart. To prevent shoulder-surfing, make sure that you change your password via email. GitHub also now requires you to use a second factor when setting up a password.

Protect yourself with two-factor authentication

If you use a password manager like LastPass, it is a good idea to enable two-factor authentication. With this option enabled, if someone gains access to your password manager, they'll not be able to login without your phone or another code.
If you don't want to keep track of all these different passwords, consider using an application like 1Password. When creating a new account for the first time in 1Password, it will generate strong unique passwords for all your accounts.


Published on: 10/06/2022 18:16:00 UTC
Last modified on: 10/12/2022 02:58:00 UTC