Friday, November 01, 2013
1. Create a Complex Password: Use a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols.
2. Avoid Common Passwords or Pins: In a recent study, the 10,000 most common passwords would have accessed 98% of all accounts! Avoid common ones like “password,” “abc123” and “1111.” (See a larger list of common passwords to avoid here.)
3. Use a Long Password: A password of 12 characters takes much longer to be cracked by a hacking program than one that is shorter.
4. Don’t Use the Same Password for All Accounts: Even if your password is strong, if a hacker manages to get it, he will have access to ALL of your personal information.
5. Change Your Passwords Every 6 Months: Create a system to remind yourself or use the “Remind Me” feature through your free Master Lock Vault account.
6. Keep Your Password Secret: You’d be surprised at how many people put their passwords on sticky notes on their computer monitor or under their keyboard!
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You can find more password protection tips from Master Lock here. Be sure to follow these guidelines to avoid becoming an easy target for hackers.
Disclosure: As a member of the Master Lock Live Secure Safety Squad, I receive complimentary products for my honest review. However, all opinions are 100% my own.