Passwords are important if you want to keep your information safe.
Here are some simple ways to secure your accounts through better password practices:
- Create a strong password:
Make passwords long and strong, with a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols. Change them routinely and keep them private.
- Passphrases: Make your password a sentence:
A strong password is a sentence that is at least 12 characters long. Focus on positive sentences or phrases that you like to think about and are easy to remember. For examples on how to create this – view the videos below.
- Unique account, unique password:
Have a separate password for every account. Re-using passwords is risky. If someone figures out your password for one account, that person could potentially gain access to all of them.