Imagine if the key you used to get in the front door of your home was also the key to your car, your bank account, and your mailbox. If you lost that key, anyone who found it could access your private belongings with complete ease. The same goes for passwords used online. On average, people have 26 accounts with just five passwords. While it may seem impossible to create and remember passwords for all of your different accounts, using the same password for multiple accounts makes it easy for identity thieves and cybercriminals to get their hands on your private information.
When it is time to create a password, choose something long and complex – vary the cases of the letters and include numbers and special characters. By creating a difficult password, you will hopefully deter hackers or at least not enable them to get into all of your accounts by hacking into just one.
You can also use a password management tool to generate difficult and secure passwords and remember all of them for you. Trend Micro Maximum Security software includes a password manager to help you easily sign into websites across your PC, Mac, Android and Apple iOS devices without having to remember multiple passwords. So relax and enjoy your digital life safely, and don’t let what happened to Mark happen to you.
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