A password can be the first defense against unauthorized access to your accounts. Here are some tips when it comes to forming, managing and protecting your passwords:
Use a long password
It is recommended that a password be at least 16 characters, use upper/lowercase letters, numbers and special characters. A long unique password can be harder for a fraudster to figure out.
Use a unique password for each account
This is very important. If you use the same password for multiple accounts, a password stolen from one site can be used to access the other accounts. Creating a new unique password when prompted and not reusing passwords can help keep your information safe.
Don’t share your passwords
This includes support staff, friends and even family. Legitimate services will not ask you for your username and password over the phone or in an email ever.
Keep your passwords recoverable
Keep your contact information up to date on all of your accounts to allow for recovering a lost password.