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How safe is your password?

Passwords are the primary mechanism used by most systems and online services to validate the digital identity. Unfortunately, there are individuals and organisations who go to considerable lengths in attempting to steal our identities and passwords. We are able to stay ahead by taking simple steps to protect our identity, and securing our passwords is an excellent practice.

Here are three simple steps to good password hygiene:

  1. Invest in some password management software. This software can help you manage your online passwords in one place. It also means that you don’t have to remember every password and can therefore make them more complex. There are commercial and free solutions in the marketplace.

  2. Use a different complex password for each service.

  3. Change your passwords to important services at least every year.

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