With the number of passwords, user names, and PIN codes that Internet users must remember today, it is normal for some login details to be forgotten. For security reasons, using the same password for all accounts is not recommended. Quite the contrary: passwords should be changed regularly and must comply with certain security standards. Only in this way can you have accounts sufficiently protected against hacker attacks. Here we explain how to change your password in Gmail to increase the security of your account, and how to reset your Gmail password in case you have forgotten it..
A password should protect your sensitive data against unauthorized access. The simplest combinations are not an obstacle for hackers and for a long time there have been programs that in a matter of seconds crack this type of passwords. One of the most popular methods is the dictionary attack . To do this, the program generates combinations of characters in the shortest time possible until the correct password is found.
A strong password should consist of a minimum of eight characters and special characters chosen at random. In order not to forget a password of this type, you can use digital help in the form of password managers. With one of these tools we have the possibility to store and manage passwords and secret codes in an encrypted way..
Changing your Gmail password is not complicated. Google walks the user through the process step by step.
Step 1: Open your Gmail inbox
Step 2: Switch to Google account
Step 3: Open the "Security" option..
Step 4: Select a new password.
Assigning a new password is very simple. But what if you've completely forgotten your password and can't even log in? Then you will need to reset your Gmail password. This is also very easy for Google users. To do this you have to proceed as follows:
Step 1: Sign in to Google
Step 2: Select the reset method and assign a new password
Step 3 : Verify access
After you've entered the last known password, Google asks you to confirm the password reset. This confirmation is carried out by means of the reset device indicated in the Google account. In most cases it is the smartphone. A display automatically appears on your smartphone screen, with which you must confirm by clicking on "Yes" that you want to reset the password on your computer.
You can also select other verification options. For example, receive by SMS or call a code from Google that you must then enter on the computer.
Step 4: Assign a new password
By confirming to Google through your smartphone, you will access a screen where you can enter a new password . Confirm the new password by clicking "Continue". You are now logged into Gmail.
With Google you have various individual and self-explanatory possibilities to change, reset and enter new passwords. Generally, Google guides you through the process with simple prompts.