March 15th is National Password Day: Check Your Passwords
Something we should all do on a regular basis is change our passwords to help prevent someone from hacking into our emails, bank accounts and more. When is the last time you reviewed the passwords to all your accounts? March 15th is National Password Day. Together with the Federal Trade Commission, Better Business Bureau is sharing tips to make your passwords more secure.
Here are some important things to keep in mind and follow:
Make your password long, strong and complex. That means at least twelve characters, mixed with uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. Avoid common words, phrases or information in your passwords.
Don’t reuse passwords used on other accounts. Oh boy, I admit that I'm guilty of this, it's hard to remember passwords when you have so many accounts that need a password. But it's worth the effort to come up with new passwords instead of reusing old ones.
Consider a password manager. Most people have trouble keeping track of all their passwords. Consider storing your passwords and security questions in a reputable password manager, an easy-to-access application that stores all your password information. Use a strong password to secure the information in your password manager.