This tool allows you to create strong random passwords that you can use to help secure your accounts.
- Use a different password for every account. People often use the same password across multiple services. The problem is it only takes one compromised service to provide hackers access to all your accounts.
- Don't use personal information in passwords such as street names or birthdates. This information can often be found on public profiles and a crafty hacker may try passwords that contain that information.
- Use passwords that are at least 12 characters long. Longer passwords make brute force attacks far less effective.
- Don't store unencrypted passwords on your computer. Having a notepad file on your desktop containing all your different secure passwords leaves you open to compromise if a hacker gains access to your computer. Use a password manager like LastPass instead.
- Don't share passwords in emails or text messages. Sending passwords across insecure services can be risky.
- If you have shared a password with someone or a service has been compromised, change your password as soon as possible.
- Don't use common passwords like abc123 .etc. These will be some of the first passwords a hacker will try.