Every user with an email account must periodically change their password . Surely you have heard it more than once, but it never hurts to remember it. Above all, in a world in which "123456" and "password" occupy the first and second place in the ranking of most used passwords year after year. It is not a joke.
Our data circulates on the net at the expense of someone taking it and thus being able to use it for obscure purposes. Therefore, it is advisable to take action on the matter to avoid being a victim of credential theft , and that your account can continue to be safe. By changing our password, any cybercriminal will no longer be able to access our email account, since the data they have stolen will not be the same. As simple as that.
However, if you find it difficult to create new passwords, there are many websites that can help us with this . Here we are going to explain how to proceed to change our access data in an easy and simple way , so that it does not give you too many headaches. Let's go there.
The first thing we will have to do is go to the "Google Security Panel" . To do this, with the email open, click on the "G Suite" button in the upper right corner, and then enter "Google Account".
We will see different sections, among which we will find the option "Security". Within this panel will be the section that interests us, "Password". If we access it, they will ask us to confirm our access data. Namely, email account and current password .
Once this is done, we can create our new password . We enter the information in two boxes. In the first we must write the new password and in the second we will have to confirm it, writing it again. Finally, we click on the 'Change password' button to execute the changes made. Fast and easy.
As many will recall, in the 2000s, Hotmail was the world's most popular email service, until it was renamed Outlook.com. But don't panic, Hotmail accounts can still be used as legitimate Microsoft accounts. In other words, they are still fully operational to use the different Windows services.
Let's go to what interests us. Taking into account that Hotmail no longer exists as such, to enter your Hotmail account you must do so through Outlook.com , Windows Live, or any of the different access modes that Microsoft offers us.
Once we are inside, we must click on the icon with the name of our account or profile image , located in the upper right corner of the screen. In the drop-down menu, we select the option "View Account".
As we can see, a new window will open with a lot of options within our Microsoft account. Just below where our name appears, in the upper left margin, we will see a drop-down menu where it says “More actions”. In the last option of all, click "Change password" .
In order to continue, we must verify (again) our identity . In the case of using an Outlook account , it will ask us to verify the identity by sending a code to the security email that we have associated with. So we enter this code and click "Check".
Finally, we access the password change menu. We just have to enter the current one, and then the new password in two different boxes, the second is verification. Finally, we click on "Save".
Additionally, we have the option "Make me change my password every 72 days", which will force us to change the password more frequently . But that is the choice of each one. Although the truth is that it can be somewhat annoying.
Although simple, some may think that the process of changing the password in Hotmail can be somewhat confusing. Luckily, we have the possibility to simplify it if we verify the account through our mobile , instead of a computer.
If we are Outlook users, the first thing we have to do is open the account settings. To do this, we click on the "File" button at the top left of the menu bar. We open the option "Account settings" and select "Account settings" in the drop-down option .
We will be shown a menu with all the email accounts that we have linked . We select the account in which we want to change the password and then click "Change".
Finally, we change the password that we had saved for a new one . Now we just have to click on "Next" and, finally, "Finish".
We have already changed the password of our e - mail account on Gmail , Hotmail and Outlook, but also want to make this change effective in Yahoo . To do this, we will only have to go to the upper right area and click on our name. Next, we select "Account Information" and we will be presented with a series of options. We scroll down until we find the "Account Security" section.
Finally, as we can see, we will only have to click on "Change password". Now, we enter the new password that we have created and we click "Continue". It does not have too much complication.
And that's it. These are all the steps you will have to take to edit your passwords successfully . In this way, we will keep our different email accounts protected against any possible theft or intrusion. By having entered a different password, hackers will no longer be able to get hold of our information as they do not have the new access data. Now you just need to get down to work. And you, how often do you change your email password?