Items to Remember When Selecting a Password
Most of your important, vital personal information found online is protected by a username and password. If dishonest individuals or hackers steal this login information, they can use it to their benefit and your detriment. They could open new credit card accounts, apply for a mortgage, or pose as you in online transactions. The best course of action is start with a strong password.
Below are a few tips in determining your password.
- Your passwords should be 8 or more characters in length; 14 characters or longer is ideal.
The longer it is the harder to guess.
- Use a combination of letters, numbers and where possible symbols. For example,
1234abc would be a better choice than 111111 or even 123456.
- Create passwords that make sense to you, but aren’t easily guessed by others. For this
reason, birthdates, social security numbers, current phone numbers and/or physical
addresses are not the wisest choice for passwords.