While selecting secure passwords may seem like something simple, it is not a topic to be taken lightly. Having insecure passwords on your accounts or devices can have dire consequences. From phones and laptops to emails and online banking sites; passwords are used for just about everything. Whether you’re 9 or 99 it’s never too early or late to have awesome password habits. It could all be newfound information or a little touching up on what you already know. But once you have these 4 steps down, you’ll be ready to conquer the world– of passwords!
Make your password at least 12 characters long
Be random and use multiple words
Use commonly known phrases
Use words that can be found on your social
media page like pet names, child names, birthdays.etc.
use name initials or anything personalized to you
Add numbers, capital letters, spaces,
punctuation and purposefully misspelled words.
Make it so complex you can’t remember it
focus more on complexity than length
3. Spreading Awareness
share this with family and friends
take time to teach children and elderly how to choose secure passwords
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Forget to use this password advice with your passwords.
4. A Few Reminders
use a different password for each account
*Share your passwords with anyone.
*use the examples I gave you as your password.