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How secure is your password ?

We often use password to secure our information , but it is more important to know How secure is your password?.If your important passwords include your pet’s name, your birth date or other easy to find information about you, you could be in big trouble.Here are some Do's and Dont's that can help you to have a secure pasword.

  • Do use at least eight characters in your password. Remember, the more the merrier.
  • Do use a good variety of lowercase and uppercase letters, numbers, and symbols.
  • Do avoid consecutive keyboard combinations— such as qwerty or asdfg.
  • Make sure you use different passwords for each of your accounts.
  • Be sure no one watches when you enter your password.
  • Always log off if you leave your device and anyone is around—it only takes a moment for someone to steal or change the password.
  • Use comprehensive security software and keep it up to date to avoid keyloggers (keystroke loggers) and other malware.
  • Depending on the sensitivity of the information being protected, you should change your passwords periodically, and avoid reusing a password for at least one year.
  • Don’t use personal information such as your name, age, birth date, child’s name, pet’s name, or favorite color/song, etc.
  • Don’t use dictionary words, slang terms, common misspellings, or words spelled backward.
  • Don’t use more than three consecutive characters of one type—5386 is not okay, 238# is okay.
  • Don’t tell anyone your password. Your trusted friend now might not be your friend in the future. Keep your passwords safe by keeping them to yourself.
  • Avoid entering passwords on computers you don’t control (like computers at an Internet café or library)—they may have malware that steals your passwords.
  • Avoid entering passwords when using unsecured Wi-Fi connections (like at the airport or coffee shop)—hackers can intercept your passwords and data over this unsecured connection.

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