3 Tips for Keeping Your Passwords Safe

Last week we explained 3 tips for keeping your online information safe from hackers:

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2. Make sure your passwords include one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter, one number, and one special character (if permitted).
3. Change your passwords at least once every quarter.

Of course, this creates the question: “How do you remember all of these passwords and keep them safe?” There is no perfect way to do this and everyone has their own tried-and-true methods, but the experts state the following 3 ways are the best options out there:

  1. Use a password management program. These programs are created solely to keep your passwords safe… and you only have to remember the password to the program.
  2. Use a secured PDF file… again, you only have to remember the password to the file. Don’t forget to name the file something inconspicuous.
  3. Create a “key password”. In short, a “key password” is a password with the same base word, followed by certain numbers and letters depending on the month/year and website used. It is a great method for remembering your password and never having to record them. To learn more about “key passwords”, read what Forbes has to say.

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