Your privacy and the security of your personal information are of utmost importance to us. One of the easiest and most effective ways to protect your account and personal data is by choosing a strong and secure password. To help you make the right choice, we have put together some friendly guidelines for creating a password that is both secure and easy to remember.
- Length matters: Aim for a password that is at least 12 characters long. Longer passwords are generally more secure and harder for hackers to crack.
- Mix it up: Use a combination of uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters. This adds complexity to your password and makes it more difficult for others to guess or crack.
- Avoid common words and phrases: Refrain from using easily guessable words, phrases, or patterns, such as “password,” “123456,” or “qwerty.” Instead, opt for unique and random combinations that would be challenging for others to guess.
- Make it memorable: Create a password that is unique and meaningful to you, but not easily guessable by others. One approach is to use a memorable phrase or sentence, and then convert it into a password by taking the first letter of each word and adding numbers or special characters.
Example: “I love going to the beach with my dog Max!” could become “IlgttBwMdM!3”
- Don’t reuse passwords: Avoid using the same password across multiple accounts or services. If one account becomes compromised, it could put all your other accounts at risk.
- Update regularly: Change your password periodically to keep your account secure. It is a good practice to update your password every 3 to 6 months.
- Keep it private: Never share your password with anyone, and avoid writing it down or storing it in an insecure location. If you need help remembering your password, consider using a reputable password manager.
By following these guidelines and choosing a strong, secure password, you can help protect your personal information and maintain the privacy of your account. Remember, your privacy is our priority, and we’re always here to help you stay safe and secure online.