The most important thing that we often fail to do when setting up a new online account for something is creating strong passwords — something that Facebook users know only too well. We often choose something simple so that we can always remember our password, such as a birth date, which is often the easiest to crack. About.com know that this has become a huge issue and have offered tips and guidelines in offering a more secure password.
There are a number of ways in which you can create a secure password that is both safe and easy. The most important of these is to not use personal information- such as a child’s name, date-of-birth or pet. Remember that you should never use real words, as there are tools out there that can crack them easily.
It is no secret that you need to use a mix of different characters, never repeat the same character, and always try to add a number or two in the password as well. Mixing in upper and lower case is a great way to improve the security of your password, we know that it will be harder to remember but better safe than sorry.
Once you have created a more secure password do not use that same one again. Always remember to use different passwords for each account or website that you need to login too. For more details on how to make a secure password visit About.com
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