It is always recommended that you change your Gmail password once in a while. This is to guarantee that your privacy and security are not compromised. There are times that you may want to alter your password because you are of the suspicion that individual/s could have access to it.
So why should you change your Gmail password time and time again? There are a couple of reasons. First, it limits the account breaches. It may be tempting to use the same password on each and every online account you may have, because it is just so easy to remember just one password. Nevertheless, this also indicates that if a person finds out what your password is, he or she can get access to all of your accounts! Altering your password to something unique and different for each account will ensure that if someone can figure out your password, he or she cannot use it for other purposes.
Second, it can prevent constant access. One thing that everyone should note is that not all of the hackers out there just take what they need from your account and leave you be. There are occasions that hackers can continue accessing your account either to watch your information or to continue getting data through time. This can be challenging to decipher if another person is utilizing your account. Hence, by changing your password most of the time, you lower the risk that other individuals may have frequent access to your accounts. Think about changing your passwords after a few months just to be on the safe side.
Next, limit the guesswork. If you utilize the same password through long periods of time, there is an increased risk that someone might guess your password. Whether this may be from someone watching you type your password repeatedly or someone guessing your password a number of times, the longer time that you have the same old same old password, the easier it will be for other people to figure out. So do not let other people watch you sign into your accounts and do not use easy to guess phrases or words, especially short ones.
Third, avoid abuse of “Saved Password.” If you ever change computers with other persons or if you get rid of old computers without hard drive reformatting, it may be possible that anyone else who utilizes your computer will get access to your passwords that have been saved. Allowing someone access to your computer with saved passwords is like offering them access to your accounts. Always changing your passwords indicates that even if someone found your old password, it will be useless and irrelevant.
Interestingly enough, altering your Gmail password is pretty simple and straightforward and can be accomplished in just a couple of minutes. To do this, just follow the procedures stated below.
(1) Navigate to the sign in page of Gmail and plug in your present username and password so you can log in.
(2) Click the “Settings” icon, which looks like a gear. It can be found on the upper right portion of the Gmail account window. From the drop down menu that shows up, click the “Settings” option.
(3) This will open the Settings page that has a couple of options. Click the “Accounts and Import” hyperlink found on the menu that is horizontal.
(4) This will bring you to a different web page that has other options. Click the “Change Password” hyperlink found on the upper portion of the available options.
(5) This will then bring you to the “My Account” window, wherein you would need to type your new password. Below it is another space to confirm that this is your new password. All you would have to do is re-type the new password.
(6) As soon as you have ensured that you have picked the correct password and you have confirmed this by plugging it in once again in the textbox, “Confirm Password,” click the button, “Change Password” on the bottom of the window. Then you are finished. When you are selecting a password meant for your Gmail account, it is suggested that you pick a strong password that no one can guess. This will protect you from a couple of levels of hacking. It is also recommended that you utilize a mix of numbers, letters, and signs for your password. Although you might want to go the long password route, remember, quality is more important than quantity. Programs meant for hacking are only able to guess passwords through a combination of random phrases and words, as well as other information important to you. To avoid this, do not use personal data like addresses, dates, or names. Also do not use simple phrases and words. If you do so, choose to make them grammatically incorrect so as to avoid guesswork.