What makes a password secure? Well, no password is fully immune to hacking, but there are certain guidelines that you can follow to protect your account:
A password should be 16 characters long or more. Surprisingly 45% of Americans use passwords of 8 characters or less!
It should include a mix of letters, numbers, and characters.
Avoid putting personal information, such as your name, address, your pet’s name, or the nickname of your favorite sports team.
Do not include consecutive letters or numbers and do not use the word “password” followed by some random characters.
Browse the Internet for a free password security checker to get an idea of how secure your password is or consider using a password manager!