We live in a password-driven world, but Is your password Secure..??
Here are some tips to help you maintain the security of your online accounts and create stronger passwords.
- Don’t log in to any private accounts on public computers at libraries, hotels or common work computers
- Remember to never store passwords in any web browser even on your personal computer
- Use a different password for each website account you create
- Don’t use common combinations like 1234, ABCD or password or phrases such as “I love my dog” or simple names
- Make sure it has at least 12 characters, includes both upper and lowercase letters, numbers and special characters like exclamation mark or hash
- Consider using a phrase or a lyric that’s easy to remember as a basis for creating passwords.
- When setting up security questions, don’t use common information that can be searched for online, like your mother’s maiden name, a previous address or phone number, make sure those questions are something that only you would know the answer to and can remember, the answers don’t need to be truthful, just memorable.
By following these simple tips, your online personal information and financial security will be better protected.