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Nowadays we have so many passwords it is hard to keep track of them all.  Certain sites accept simple passwords while others require what seems to be a Rubik’s cube-like puzzle of numbers, letters, and special characters.  Here are a few tips to keep in mind when dealing with passwords.

Never re-use a password across different sites.  For example, do not use the same password at your bank that you do as your email.  The reason is because wrongdoers who may obtain a username and password from a data leak will try that combination across many different sites.

Don’t use commonly known words as passwords such as a pets name, child’s birthday, date of birth or anniversary.  In today’s digital age, all this information can be publically available via social media with little to no effort.  Instead, the best passwords don’t make any sense at all.  A random string of letters, number, and special characters.  If you want something easy to remember, try a phrase.  For example a favorite song lyric or movie quote.

Lastly, make use of a password manager like LastPass or PassPack.

Contact us for assistance in getting either of these services configured.