Remembering passwords for websites or online services can be difficult— but not nearly as difficult as sorting out your life after identity theft. Bad passwords are one of the top ways that hackers and identity thieves gain access to your private information. With that in mind, here are some ways to be sure your passwords aren’t leaving you open for a cyberattack.
There’s been progressively more talk over the last few years about Cyber Security and protecting yourself online, and for good reason. More and more is being done online every day, from online shopping, online banking, to simply watching movies almost nothing is out of reach.
- Don’t reuse passwords. There is always the potential for a password leak, and if you use the same password for every account it’s much easier for hackers to get into your accounts.
- Use secure passwords. Secure passwords contain letters, numbers, and often times special characters. Avoid using passwords such as, “12345678”, “password”, “qwerty”, “letmein”, and “admin”.
- Change your passwords often.