So maybe you weren’t a part of the Ashley Madison hack and if so, that’s good news for you. If you were, it’s not the end of the world, don’t sweat it. However, if you think Ashley Madison is the only site that could get hacked think again. Now, that being said, most dating sites are extremely safe to use. What you must know though is proper online dating password practices to help minimize chances of having your profile hacked.
According to a recent article published by Forbes, they conducted an analysis and determined that a significant number of sites don’t use passwords that are secure enough. Meaning, they accept very weak passwords by users.
Two sites mentioned to be the WORST were Illicit Encounters and BeNaughty (you won’t find them my top 10 because I know they suck).
DO NOT JOIN THESE SITES BELOW!
The study was conducted by a company called Dashlane and a set of 19 different criteria were taken into consideration. They had also tested to see which company would accept a basic “12345679” type password.
Based on their findings some scored really bad with Be Naughty and Illicit Encounters scoring the worst. I’m here to share a few tips so you don’t end up getting your profile hacked like others.
Use Letters, Numbers and Symbols
Always be sure to use letters, numbers and symbols in your passwords. Anything less than that is really not secure enough. It’s basic principle that must be followed.
Don’t Use Anything Close
I always recommend using animal names, kids names, or even your own name. It’s too predictable really. Doing so Is just really bad idea and likely the first thing that someone is going to try.
Don’t Use Things You Like
If you’re a miami heat fan, I don’t suggest using Miami heat in your password because it’s easy to remember. Anyone can find out what you like and don’t like through social media today.
Don’t Be Consistent
Do not use the same password for everything. You’re basically begging to get hacked doing so.
The Best Way
The best way to create a secure password is to open a notepad, hit the close your eyes and start typing. Incorporate a number and capitalized letter in there and you’re golden.
I took this approach when I joined the last to sites I became a member of, Eros Dating and Easy Sex and no issues thus far. Knowing that you have a secure password means less worrying and more time spent looking for a sex partner.