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Securing Your Identity and Valuable Information with Strong Password.

Password Safety Login PasswordWith the ever-advancing world of technology, our lives are becoming more and more connected to technology, online shopping, and banking information. Bank information, messaging, and other methods of communication are just a few examples of the information being exchanged through technology. One of the best ways to secure your information online is to use strong passwords.

What is A password?

A password is a secret word or string of characters that provides user authentication to access a range of online accounts and services. That is how the system knows that the person trying to access the account is you and only you and not someone else posing as you. In other words, use of a password minimizes the chance of impersonation. However, it does not eliminate the chance of impersonation or hacking entirely— this is because hackers are becoming better trained in guessing passwords and are even developing computer programs to break passcodes. It is important to choose a password that is not easy to guess and keep the password itself secure.

Two Factor Authentication:

Some systems such as gmail and banks offer an option to use two-factor authentication. It is called two-factor authentication because gaining access to an account takes more than typing in a password: in this method, once you enter a login ID and password, the system will send you an email or text with a PIN or passcode which you would need to enter in order to complete your login.


Don't reveal your identity accidentally. After resetting your password, you will often be prompted to answer a security question, such as your mother's maiden name, but this information can be easily obtained and isn't necessarily best to answer up front. Instead, provide an answer with a twist or make up answers that you'll be able to remember!

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Key Rules To Follow

• Use a secure password and keep it secure. Do not share your password with anyone.
• Do not reuse passwords for different accounts because if a cybercriminal gains access to the password for one account, they may easily get into most of your accounts.
• Do not use similar passwords across various accounts. For example, MyPassWord789_fbook for Facebook. If hackers get this password, they may easily guess your password to other accounts.
• Change your passwords regularly at least once every 3 months. While changing passwords, avoid using the passwords that you have used for the last couple of times for the same account.
• If you believe that your account may be compromised, change your password.
• Avoid using easily available personal information, such as your name, your birthdate, your pet's name, your school, or other similar information.
• Use passphrases! Passphrases are things you can easily remember, such as common phrases or quotes that you love. However, you replace key letters with numbers or phrases that only you know. For examples, you could say 2BorNot2B instead of ToBeOrNotToBe, or you might use E1i+eM@n90 instead of EliteMan90.
• Use a combination of upper case, lower case, numbers, and symbols in your password— just make sure you can remember your choices of code!