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5 Tips for Creating a More Secure Password

02/14/2024 - Avoiding Fraud & Enhancing Security

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5 Tips for Creating a More Secure Password

Create a secure password to defend against account hacking. From social media to your bank account, security has never been more important.

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Use at least 8 characters (12 is best)

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Include numbers, symbols, and uppercase and lowercase letters

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Use random words and numbers (not a birthday or nickname)

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Make a unique password for every account

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Change passwords regularly (without reusing old ones)

icon of a security keypadUse two-factor authentication whenever possible. Log in to get a unique code on your phone and type it in to gain account access. Only someone with your phone can access your account.

icon of a security keypadTrouble making or remembering passwords? Use a reputable password manager, which allows you to create, store, and manage secure passwords.

Create A Password They Can’t Crack. Then, use tools like two-factor authentication and a secure password manager to strengthen your online security.

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