If you see your password in the list above, it’s time to update your password. With the recent iCloud hacks and Gmail password leaks, it’s always best to take extra precaution when applying a password to one’s online account — even if it’s an account you don’t use often.
A simple rule of thumb is to use a combination of numbers and letters. It also recommended not to use a word that can be found in the dictionary, as many hacking scripts actually go through commonly used words and phrases. Misspelled or acronyms fair very well when it comes to secure passwords.
For the ultimate password, include special characters such as commas and periods. Throw in random lowercase and uppercase letters and you’re all set! Lastly, don’t use the same password for all your online accounts. This can be your biggest downfall, especially if you’re logged into unsecure networks.
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