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Five tips for more secure online passwords

12 March 2019
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Five tips for more secure online passwords

It's always a good idea to reset your online passwords regularly to protect yourself against cyber and identity theft. Here are five simple tips to ensure they're as secure as they need to be.

#1 Strong passwords are at least 12 characters long (the longer the better), and contain a mix of uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters (symbols).

#2 Use a different (strong) password for every service (so that if one gets cracked, the others are protected). A password manager like LastPass, KeyPass or Dashlane can help make this easier.

#3 Treat your password like your toothbrush. Change it regularly and never share it with anyone.

#4 Avoid logging in to online services using public WiFi (i.e. in cafes or shopping centres). Others using the same WiFi may be able to intercept messages and discover your details.

#5 Review the security settings on your online services regularly to keep your personal details more secure.

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