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It may seem like common sense but password safety still seems to be a prevalent issue in today’s digital world. I have friends on Facebook who get hacked all the time and ask myself why LOL. The one thing I hear all the time is that people forget complex passwords so they use ones easy to figure out. Well hackers have programs to run the cycle until they crack your mom’s birthday combined with your favorite pet’s name. So please follow these tips and it will help keep you safe and hack free.

  1. Use a password that is at least 8 characters long and a random mix of letters (upper and lower case), numbers and special symbols. 
  2. As soon as you create a password, save it somewhere safe and don’t label it in such a way that someone could figure out what account it goes to. Simple right? 
  3. Financial sites like online banking and credit cards and shopping sites like Amazon should be more along the lines of 12 characters. With that mix we mentioned earlier. NEVER autosave passwords to any of these sites!
  4. If you have any doubt your password may be compromised, change it immediately. 
  5. Finally, common sense, but don’t ever give your password to anyone over the phone who claims to be some official representative from some company. No legitimate company will ever ask for your password; ever!
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