Passwords not only protect your information, but also the information you have on your phones, computers and other devices about your friends and family.
What should I do?
Learn how to password protect all your devices.
To create a strong password you should:
Use a minimum of six characters
Have numbers and letters
Have uppercase and lowercase letters
Contain special characters
Make passwords easy for you to remember but tough for someone else to work out. For example ‘Mary had a little lamb’ – could make the password M1H2A3L2L1
Make sure you change passwords regularly.
Use different passwords for everything. If you find it difficult to remember different passwords, use a base password but change it slightly each time. For example, you could use MHLL (Mary had a little lamb), but change the numbers to M5H10L15L20
Never share your passwords with others. While you may only share your password with someone you trust, relationships can change.
Log out of everything properly, rather than just closing things down.