How to Create and Keep Strong Passwords

10.07.16

A strong password is a key to secure your information and sometimes the information of others or your place of employment. Creating a secure password is vital to staying safe while online, and just as important as creating a strong password, you must maintain that password. No password will keep you secure if others can guess it or steal it.

Tips for creating a secure password:

  • Use a combination of capital letters, lower case letters, numbers, and symbols.
  • Make passwords at least 8 characters long.
  • Don’t use words that can be found in the dictionary.
  • Use different passwords for each site.
  • Don’t use your name or names associated with you such as friends, family, pets, or the name of a business.

How to keep a password safe after creating it:

  • Never write down your password.
  • Never share your password with someone else.
  • Never let anyone see you enter your passwords.
  • Always log out of your device when not using it.
  • Change your password periodically.
  • Never enter passwords on public computers or unsecured Wi-Fi.

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