Top 10 Password Tips


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It can be challenging to securely create and protect your passwords!

Check out our list of top 10 password tips:

  1. It should go without saying, but never tell anyone your password.
  2. Pick a password that is not a word in the dictionary. No, just replacing “o”s with zeroes is not enough of a change to thwart hackers.
  3. Have trouble remembering passwords? Try a password manager.
  4. Change your password frequently. This will help keep criminals guessing. When you pick a new one, make sure it is much different than the previous.
  5. Don’t put your password on a sticky note on your computer. I know people who do this!
  6. Try to have your password be eight characters or longer. The longer, the better.
  7. Use passwords that have upper and lowercase letters, symbols, and numbers.
  8. Don’t pick passwords that are easily associated with you, such as your wife’s, dog’s, or kid’s name.
  9. Use a different password for every online account. That way if someone hacks one of your accounts, they can’t access everything.
  10. Consider using a secure password generator.

Passwords are important to the security of your finances and reputation. The tips above can help you protect your online accounts and personal information!


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November 4, 2014 / By: