Password Protection and Security

You’ve heard the rules time and again on protecting your password, and your data:

  • Avoid regular, “dictionary” words (most sites requiring a password will not simply accept words alone regardless)

  • Avoid repetition or sequences (12345 is therefore a terrible password)

  • Use longer passwords than short ones

  • Don’t use personal information like your name or birthday

  • Use different passwords for EACH application (which is what leads to the next tip…)

  • Consider using a password manager