Best Counter Measures for the Password Attacks || How to Prevent from being Hacked?

I will now show you all the countermeasures you should take to protect yourself from all of the password cracking attacks.

Counter Measure for Social Engineering Attack

To protect yourself from social engineering attacks you must learn to question the possible attacker. If you get a phone call from someone, and you think that there may be a chance that the person isn’t who he says he is, then ask him some questions that he should be able to answer to establish his legitimacy. Some professional social engineers study the company before attacking, so they might know all the answers. That’s why, if you still have some doubts, you should ask the head of whatever department the attacker is from to find out if he is legit. Better safe than sorry.

Counter Measure for  Shoulder Surfing

When you type in your password make sure there is no one behind you attempting to peak. If there is, turn around and drop kick him/her in the face. No not really. Also, make sure you don’t keep any sticky notes laying around that have your password or password hints on them.

Counter Measure for  Guessing

To prevent this attack from happening, never use a password like your birth date, your mother’s maiden name, your pets name, your spouse’s name, or anything that someone may be able to guess.

Counter Measure for Dictionary Attacks

Dictionary attacks are very simple to prevent. Don’t use a password that is in the dictionary. Some people may think that if they use a word from the dictionary but replace most of the letters with a number, then they are safe. They are not. There are 1337 speak dictionary’s out there too. Basically what 1337 speak is, is changing a word like “animal” to 4n1m41. For a secure password, I would recommend using a phrase such as “doyoulikecheese?88”.

Counter Measure for Brute-force Attacks

Brute-force attacks may be prevented by creating a very long password and using many numbers and odd characters. The longer the password the longer it takes for the hacker to crack your password. If after a few days the hacker hasn’t been able to crack your password through a brute-force attack, then he is very likely to just give up. Like I said in the dictionary attacks, creating a phrase for your password is your best option for staying secure.

Counter Measure for Rainbow Tables

You can avoid rainbow table cracking by simply making your password extremely long. Creating tables for passwords that long take a very long time and a lot of resources. That is why there aren’t many of these tables available.

Counter Measure for Phishing

Phishing attacks are very simple to avoid. When you are asked to put your personal information into a website, look up into the URL bar. If for example you are supposed to be on and in the URL bar it says something completely different like, or, then you know this is a fake. When you are on the real Gmail website, the URL should begin with anything else is a fake.

Every security measure user takes to protect himself may or may not protect him with 100% safety. Hackers believe that they are born to hack. But victims aren’t born to be hacked. It is the universal motive that can keep users beware of the hackers and their hacking techniques while computing.

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