Social Network Dangers

Ten ways to stay safe online now

5 – Choose hard to guess passwords

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Although using your pet’s name or your birthday may seem like a great option to use as your password because it’s easy to remember, keep in mind that it is also easy for others to guess. The strongest passwords are ones that are a combination of numbers, symbols, and both upper-case and lower-case letters. They may be inconvenient because they are more difficult for you to remember, but having your account hacked is much worse. If you are having trouble remembering your password, don’t write it down. Use a trusted app or software program designed for this purpose instead. For added security, change your password often. And never share your password with someone else. Period.