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Are your passwords at risk?

April 15, 2020

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Keeping your passwords safe and secure is very important – it keeps your information from being at risk. Here are a few tips to follow.

1. Use a mix of letters or numbers, upper and lower case, or a phrase that means something to you. The longer, the better. The most secure passwords have at least 16 characters. Example: Springishere2020!

2. Don’t use the same password for all of your sites. Use different ones for logging in to your computer, your email, and especially your banking website.

3. Avoid all of the social media “quizzes” such as: make and model of your first car, names of your pets, maiden names of your mom and grandmother. These are all ways scammers can get answers to password security questions.

4. Use a Password Manager such as LastPass, Dashlane, 1Password. You won’t have to remember dozens of passwords, or keep a list in your phone or on that sticky note stuck under your keyboard!

Follow these tips to keep your digital information safe and secure.

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